Master of Science in Experimental Medicine (MSc)

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).

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

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Application Notes

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.

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

96
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
7.0
7.0
7.0
7.0

Prior degree requirements

Applicants with a Bachelor in Science will be considered for entry to this program.

Deadline Details

Application Deadline

Deadline to submit online application. No changes can be made to the application after submission.

Transcript Deadline

Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application. Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.

Referee Deadline

Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. See Letters of Reference for more information.

January 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
19 February 2018
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 October 2018
Transcript Deadline: 31 October 2018
Referee Deadline: 31 October 2018
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 July 2018
Transcript Deadline: 31 July 2018
Referee Deadline: 31 July 2018

May 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
28 August 2018
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 January 2019
Transcript Deadline: 31 January 2019
Referee Deadline: 31 January 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 October 2018
Transcript Deadline: 31 October 2018
Referee Deadline: 31 October 2018

July 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
28 August 2018
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 March 2019
Transcript Deadline: 31 March 2019
Referee Deadline: 31 March 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 January 2019
Transcript Deadline: 31 January 2019
Referee Deadline: 31 January 2019

September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
28 August 2018
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 May 2019
Transcript Deadline: 31 May 2019
Referee Deadline: 31 May 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 February 2019
Transcript Deadline: 28 February 2019
Referee Deadline: 28 February 2019

Funding Sources

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

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$104.00$168.25
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,632.61$2,868.22
Tuition per year$4,897.83$8,604.66
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $3,200.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$930.14 (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

 20172016201520142013
Applications5870444738
Offers3439303328
New registrations3138303126
Total enrolment10191826870

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 86.36% based on 66 students admitted between 2008 - 2011. Based on 57 graduations between 2014 - 2017 the minimum time to completion is 1.16 years and the maximum time is 5.66 years with an average of 2.82 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: 9 March 2018]. 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: 23 September 2018].

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.

  • Sin, Donald (CODP (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease))
  • Skarsgard, Erik (Fetal surgery, Chest wall disorders in children, birth defects, neonatal surgical outcomes, perinatal networks, prenatal diagnosis and intrauerine surgery)
  • Sly, Laura (Childhood Diseases; Macrophages; Inflammatory bowel diseases; Inflammation; Innate immune responses )
  • Snutch, Terrance Preston (Molecular and genetic analysis of the nervous system)
  • So, Alan (study of development of novel therapeutics for bladder cancer and determination of the functional role of GLI1/2 in the progression of prostate cancer to its lethal stage of androgen independence; discovery and development of novel agents to treat bladder cancer as well as development of the mechanisms of treatment resistance in renal cell carcinoma.)
  • Sorensen, Poul (Childhood cancer cells, genomic science )
  • Steiner, Theodore (Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases, Cell Therapy of Infectious and Immune Diseases, Gastrointestinal Pathologies, Infectious Diseases, intestinal immunology, innate immunity, gastrointestinal infections)
  • Stockler-Ipsiroglu, Sylvia (Diabetes, Nutrition & Metabolism (Nutrition & Metabolism), pathophysiology and treatment of neurometabolic disorders, ceberal creatine deficiency syndromes, cerebral glucose dificiency syndromes, epilepsy, mental retardation)
  • Stoessl, A Jonathan (Parkinson's disease)
  • Stothers, Lynn (neurourology; urinary tract infection; urodynamics; urology )
  • Tai, Isabella (Cancer of the Digestive System)
  • Tang, Tricia (Diabetes; Behavioral and Psychosocial Issues associated with Diabetes Self-management.)
  • Tebbutt, Scott (Genomics and Proteomics, Asthma, Heart Transplantation, Complex Trait Genetics, Fungal Infections, Occupational Lung Diseases, Dual organism molecular interaction, Early and late reactions in allergic asthma, Diagnostics of acute heart rejection, Neonatal vaccine immunogenicity)
  • Traboulsee, Anthony (Multiple Sclerosis, Imaging, multiple sclerosis, magnetic resonance imaging, neuromyelitls optica (NMO))
  • Tremlett, Helen (multiple sclerosis, prognosis, disease progression, natural history, disease modifying therapies, drugs, beta-interferon, therapeutics, adverse drug, reactions, side effects, effectiveness, epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, liver, pregnancy, Multiple sclerosis, euroepidemiology)
  • Turvey, Stuart (Immune System, Asthma, Immunodeficiencies, Microbiome cohort studies, Primary Immune Deficiencies)
  • Underhill, Michael (Musculoskeletal diseases, transcription factors, growth, cytokines, retinoid signalling pathway in chondrogenesis, osteogenesis, phenotype)
  • Vallance, Bruce (Enteric bacterial pathogens, innate immunity, instestinal inflammation, host defense, inflammatory bowel disease, immunity in health and disease)
  • Van den Elzen, Peter (Immunology and Autoimmune disease; Lipid antigen presentation and apolipoproteins; Immune monitoring, clinical immunology, flow cytometry)
  • Van Eeden, Stephanus (Mechanisms of lung inflammation, particularly, lung inflammation caused by infection, cigarette smoking and air pollution)
  • Vila-Rodriguez, Fidel (Brain stimulation Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Theta-bust stimulation (TBS) Magnetic Seizure Therapy (MST) Depression Psychosis Schizophrenia )
  • Walley, Keith (Organ failure during sepsis)
  • Wang, Yu Tian (Learning and memory, stroke )
  • Warburton, Darren (cardiovascular physiology, clinical exercise rehabilitation, interactive video games, , Sport cardiology and clinical exercise rehabilitation, elite athletic performance, childhood health, treatments for patients with chronic disease, cardiac rehabilitation)
  • Yeung, Sonia (Ocular surface stem cell transplantation for limbal stem cell disease; Alternate sources for ocular surface stem cell transplantation; Limbal stem cell imaging and niche studies; Long-term gene expression in ocular stem cells for therapeutics)

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January 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
19 February 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 October 2018
International Applicant Deadline
15 July 2018

May 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
28 August 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 January 2019
International Applicant Deadline
15 October 2018

July 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
28 August 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 March 2019
International Applicant Deadline
15 January 2019

September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
28 August 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 May 2019
International Applicant Deadline
15 February 2019

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