Master of Science in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (MSc)

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Science
Subject
Life Sciences
Mode of delivery
On campus
Registration options
Full-time
Specialization
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Program Components
Coursework + Thesis required
Faculty
Faculty of Medicine
 

Overview

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.

 

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

100
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5

Supervisor commitment required prior to application?

Yes

GRE required?

Required by some applicants (check program website)

Career Options

An Experimental Pathology degree opens up a world of opportunities. Because of the multidisciplinary nature of our program, graduates are working on research all over the world that is personalized to their interests. Our alumni have gone on to become national and international opinion leaders, valued staff researchers and administrators in academia or the biotechnology industry, studied clinical medicine or dived into the venture capital and equities domain.

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
Applications2025212124
Offers913151213
New registrations912151113
Total enrolment2632313334

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 75% based on 20 students admitted between 2006 - 2009. Based on 25 graduations between 2012 - 2015 the minimum time to completion is 1.66 years and the maximum time is 5.66 years with an average of 2.94 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.

  • Luo, Honglin (Protein degradation system in cardiac remodeling )
  • Mackenzie, Ian (Alzheimer's Disease)
  • Magil, Alexander (Renal disease)
  • McManus, Bruce (Cardiovascular and pulmonary, genomic science, immunology, molecular pathology, detection of viral infection, heart and blood vessels )
  • Nielsen, Torsten (Cancer, sarcoma and tissue microarray)
  • Noble, Michael Allen (Development and design for clinical sample simulations, costs of poor quality associated with laboratory error, impact of organizational culture)
  • Nygaard, Haakon (potential role for anti-convulsant drugs in treating Alzheimers disease, which have shown promise in preclinical models of the disease)
  • O'Kusky, John (Neuroscience, embryology, mental health disorders )
  • Owen, David Arthur (Gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology )
  • Podor, Thomas (cardiovascular pathophysiology; endothelial cell proteolytic enzymes in the degradation of fibrin clots and extracellular matrix components; immunochemical and biochemical studies on the role of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) in thrombosis and fibrin clot degradation (fibrinolysis); thrombosis and thrombolysis )
  • Priatel, John (Autoimmunity, Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases, Immune Regulation, T cell function)
  • Quandt, Jacqueline (Neuroinflammation in damage and repair relevant to multiple sclerosis and other nervous system disorders)
  • Schreiber, William (Porphyrias, toxicology, electrophoresis, educational technology, biochemistry, molecular biology)
  • Seow, Chun Yong (Smooth and skeletal muscle cell biology/physiology)
  • Shah, Sohrab (Interpretation of cancer genomes; Tumour evolution; Computational cancer biology; Bioinformatics)
  • Sorensen, Poul (Childhood cancer cells, genomic science )
  • Steidl, Christian (Cancer; Molecular Pathology & Cell Biology, Genetics, genomics proteomics and related approaches)
  • Takei, Fumio (Molecular immunology, cancer, cell-cell interactions)
  • Van den Elzen, Peter (Immunology and Autoimmune disease; Lipid antigen presentation and apolipoproteins; Immune monitoring, clinical immunology, flow cytometry)
  • Verchere, Bruce (Diabetes research, pediatrics, Beta cell survival and function)
  • Watson, Peter (Cancer, breast pathology)
  • Wellington, Cheryl Lea (Alzheimer's Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Tissue Engineering, Biomarkers, Drug Discovery, Apolipoprotein E, Cerebrovascular function)
  • Weng, Andrew (Molecular biology )

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January 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
03 April 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
30 October 2017
International Applicant Deadline
01 October 2017

May 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
25 September 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
26 February 2018
International Applicant Deadline
29 December 2017

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