Master of Science in Experimental Medicine (MSc)
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).
It is not required to secure a supervisor at the time of the application, but the application will only be reviewed once a supervisor is secured.
TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement
IELTS Overall Score Requirement
Prior degree requirements
Applicants with a Bachelor in Science will be considered for entry to this program.
Students who start in the M.Sc. program and who do not have a major scholarship, will receive a minimum stipend of $18,000 per year from their supervisor.
Tuition / Program Costs
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|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)|
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.
Completion Rates & Times
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.
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, DNA methylation, Sex differences)
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)
Sims Gould, Joan (Home care; Frail older adults; Residential/long-term care; Nursing homes; Family care-giving; Impact research; Knowledge translation; Age-friendly communities; Social work practice)
Sin, Donald (CODP (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease))