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.

  • 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))
  • 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 )
  • Steinbrecher, Urs (Gastroenterology)
  • Steiner, Theodore (Innate immunity, intestinal epithelial cells, inflammatory bowel disease, C difficile infection, tropical medicine, international health)
  • 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 (Gastrointestinal cancers, Chemotherapy resistance, Tumour micro-metastasis, Tumour progression, Genomics/ proteomics)
  • Tang, Tricia (Diabetes; Behavioral and Psychosocial Issues associated with Diabetes Self-management.)
  • Tebbutt, Scott (Genomics, Asthma, Inflammatory Diseases, Allergies, Bioinformatics, Biomarkers)
  • Traboulsee, Anthony (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 (Microbiome cohort studies, Primary Immune Deficiencies)
  • Underhill, Tully 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 )

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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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