Master of Science in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (MSc)

General Information

The UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a remarkable opportunity to study with numerous world renowned faculty and research programs. We are recognized as national and international leaders in both basic and clinical research. Experimental Pathology refers to research in any area of biomedical investigation that is relevant to human disease. Since it is necessary to understand the normal working of the system to fully define the changes associated with disease, the areas represented at UBC cover a wide range of fields and approaches. Work at all levels of biological organization is involved, from protein to lipoprotein biochemistry and molecular biology through cell and tumour biology, animal models for studies on pulmonary and cardiovascular pathophysiology and viral and bacterial infection processes, to clinical studies on human population and the AIDS epidemic.

We train students with varied backgrounds in science and medicine including: biochemistry, physiology, cell biology and microbiology/immunology.

We are committed to effective, cutting-edge, ethical research. The results of which will reach beyond the academic realm to effect positive change in the lives of our families, communities and, ultimately, our world.

Quick Facts

Master of Science
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Life Sciences
On campus
Coursework + Thesis required
Full-time

Application

 Deadlines for
Start dateStudents with Canadian or US credentialsStudents with international credentials
SeptemberCheck with programCheck with program
January Check with programCheck with program
MayCheck with programCheck with program

All official supporting documents must be received by the deadline.

Program contact details

UBC Pathology Education Centre - Vancouver General Hospital
The University of British Columbia
Room 3200, 910 West 10th Avenue (Jim Pattison Pavilion North)
Vancouver
British Columbia, V5Z 1M9
Canada

Requirements

Yes
Required by some applicants (check program website)

Tuition / Program costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$96.50$156.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,508.28$2,649.80
Tuition per year$4,524.84$7,949.40
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $3,200.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$832.00 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $13,561.00 (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.

Data

 20132012201120102009
Applications2124371717
Offers121320128
New registrations111317116
Total enrolment3334301817
This program has a graduation rate of 78% based on 27 students admitted between 2005 - 2008. Based on 21 graduations between 2011 - 2014 the minimum time to completion is 1.66 years and the maximum time is 5.66 years with an average of 2.85 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: 17 Mar 2014]. 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: 19 Feb 2015].

Further Information