Master of Science in Experimental Medicine (MSc)

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Science
Subject
Life Sciences
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Experimental Medicine
Program Components
Coursework + Thesis required
Faculty
Faculty of Medicine
 

Overview

Experimental Medicine is the study of the pathogenesis and treatment of disease. Modern experimental medicine represents a rapidly growing body of knowledge involving the determination of diseases processes and the development of appropriate therapies.

The Experimental Medicine Program is intended for individuals seeking a career in research. The Department of Medicine offers opportunities and facilities for advanced studies in Experimental medicine, leading toward the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Members of the Department direct research programs in a wide range of basic and clinically relevant areas. There are a variety of special interest areas of national and international stature. Specialties within the Experimental Medicine Program include: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Infectious Diseases, Medical Immunology, Medical Oncology, Molecular Biology, Nephrology, Neurology and Respiratory Medicine.

Students may work with investigators located on the main campus of the University of B.C., or they may work in laboratories located off campus (Vancouver General Hospital, Jack Bell Research Centre, Terry Fox Laboratory, St. Paul's Hospital, Biomedical Research Centre, BC Children's Hospital).

 

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

96
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$102.00$165.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,600.60$2,811.98
Tuition per year$4,801.80$8,435.94
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $3,200.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$923.38 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20162015201420132012
Applications7044473851
Offers3930332834
New registrations3830312630
Total enrolment9182687071

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 82% based on 57 students admitted between 2006 - 2009. Based on 61 graduations between 2012 - 2015 the minimum time to completion is 0.66 years and the maximum time is 5.32 years with an average of 2.63 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 12 July 2017]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 8 April 2016].

Research Supervisors

This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.

  • Pallen, Catherine (Childhood Cancer & Blood Research, protein tyrosine phosphatases in cell signalling, health, and disease)
  • Pelech, Steven Daniel (Protein Microarrays, Protein Kinases, Protein Phosphatases, Protein phosphorylation, Mitosis, Meiosis)
  • Plotkin, Steven (Biophysics theory and computation )
  • Price, Morgan (health system improvements and clinical informatics)
  • Quon, Bradley (cystic fibrosis (CF))
  • Rabkin, Simon (Hypertension)
  • Ramer, Matthew (Pain, Plasticity, Regeneration, Sensory neurons, Sympathetic neurons)
  • Rankin, Catharine (Effects of experience early in development on adult behaviour and the nervous system, adult learning and memory)
  • Reid, Gregor (appropriate stimulation of the immune system will provide an effective strategy for the treatment and prevention of childhood cancers)
  • Reiner, Neil (Host/Pathogen Interactions, host defense against intracellular infection and how intracellular microbes disrupt cellular functions to favor their survival)
  • Road, Jeremy (Respiratory medicine)
  • Roberts, Clive (Extracellular matrix remodelling and cell biology in inflammation, fibrosis, and wound healing)
  • Robinson, Wendy (Genetics, Development, Epigenetics, miRNA, Preterm Birth, Placenta, Mosaicism, Fetal Growth)
  • Roskams, Angela Jane (Alzheimer's, cellular development, degeneration and regeneration in the olfactory system)
  • Rossi, Fabio (Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine blood, Stem cells, regeneration, gene therapy, control of cell fate)
  • Ryerson, Christopher (Interstitial lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema, dyspnea, pulmonary rehabilitation, symptom management, health care databases.)
  • Salh, Baljinder Singh (Stomach/Bowel/Pancreatic/Gall Bladder Disorders)
  • Sanatani, Shubhayan (Childhood Diseases; Pediatric electrophysiology; Arrhythmias; Inherited heart rhythm disorders:-Long QT syndrome, -CPVT; Sudden death)
  • Sandford, Andrew (genetic basis of asthma and has extended his studies to include the genetics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and peanut allergy as well as the genetic basis of pulmonary disease severity in cystic fibrosis; potential effects on gene function of genetic variants associated with these disease outcomes)
  • Sawatzky, Bonita (physiological and biomechanical effects of wheelchair propulsion in both adults and children in hopes of improving function and decreasing long-term overuse injuries as a result of wheelchair propulsion.)
  • Scott, Alexander (musculoskeletal, sports medicine, physiotherapy, physical therapy, orthopaedics)
  • Seow, Chun Yong (Smooth and skeletal muscle cell biology/physiology)
  • Shaw, Christopher (Paralympics)

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January 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
06 March 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 October 2017
International Applicant Deadline
10 August 2017

May 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
12 September 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 January 2018
International Applicant Deadline
15 October 2017

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