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).

Quick Facts

Master of Science
Life Sciences
Mode of delivery
On campus
Experimental Medicine
Program Components
Coursework + Thesis required
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.


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.

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$102.00$165.00
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)$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

New registrations3138303126
Total enrolment10191826870

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 88.24% based on 68 students admitted between 2007 - 2010. Based on 57 graduations between 2013 - 2016 the minimum time to completion is 1.16 years and the maximum time is 4.32 years with an average of 2.69 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
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: 29 September 2017].

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.

  • Zhou, Youwen (Biomarkers in cancer and inflammation, Genetics and genomics of skin diseases, Melanoma, vitiligo, hyperhidrosis, and skin lymphoma, Innovative therapeutic development)
  • Ziltener, Hermann (Inflammation)
  • Zoubeidi, Amina (Drug resistance in prostate cancer, androgen receptor activity, phenotypic plasticity, enzalutamide)


Further Program Information


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May 2018 Intake

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

July 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
17 October 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 March 2018
International Applicant Deadline
15 January 2018

September 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
17 October 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 May 2018
International Applicant Deadline
15 February 2018

January 2019 Intake

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

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