Master of Science in Pharmacology (MSc)

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Science
Subject
Health and Medicine
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Pharmacology
Program Components
Coursework + Thesis required
Faculty
Faculty of Medicine
 

Overview

Major areas of research in the department include neural, cardiovascular, respiratory and clinical pharmacology as well as drug development. Students with excellent performance in their undergraduate study are admitted into the M.Sc. program. Students with outstanding performance in their first year in M.Sc. can transfer their program to Ph.D. with departmental permission.

What makes the program unique?

The shared research interests in anesthesiology, pharmacology and therapeutics allow students to gain broad-based exposure to fundamental as well as medically-related aspects of drug research. Faculty members receive operating grants from CIHR, NSERC, The Heart Foundation, etc. Many of our students receive CIHR and NSRC studentship awards.

 

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

100
22
22
22
22

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5

Career Options

Those with a Master’s degree pursue careers in drug development, governmental agencies and many go on to do a Ph.D. degree or join the M.D. program in the medical school.

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
Applications2523213126
Offers23273
New registrations23273
Total enrolment678109

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 73% based on 15 students admitted between 2006 - 2009. Based on 10 graduations between 2012 - 2015 the minimum time to completion is 1.66 years and the maximum time is 4.00 years with an average of 2.48 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.

  • Ansermino, John Mark (Innovations in Acute Care & Technology, Anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesia, health informatics, patients safety, clinical decision support, enhanced physiological monitoring)
  • Barr, Alasdair (Mental health and addictions, with a particular emphasis on psychosis and the medications used in its treatment, Anesthesiology )
  • Bernatchez, Pascal (Anesthesiology, blood vessel disorder, hypetension, vascular inflammation, atherosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction, muscular dystrophies)
  • Bhagavatula, Sastry (Age-related research, Anesthesiology, plasticity of synaptic transmission, mammalian central nervous system)
  • Choi, Peter Tsz Lung (Anesthesiology, peroperative medicine, randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, research education)
  • Fedida, David (How the heart generates, maintains and regulates electrical activity, Anesthesiology)
  • Hackett, Tillie-Louise (Molecular determinants of COPD, small airway obstruction, angiotensin signalling, defective airway epithelial differentiation in asthma, human lung cell repository)
  • Laher, Ismail (Pharmacology of human blood vessels, Anesthesiology, regulation of small artery tone, mechanisms of pressuce-induced vasomotor responses)
  • Maclure, K Malcolm (Epidemiology, patient safety, quality control, pharmaceutical sciences, health services research)
  • Pang, Catherine C (Cardiovascular pharmacology, education, hypertension)
  • Schwarz, Stephan (Analgesia, Pain, Pharmacology, Pain management, Anesthesiology, cardiovascular, medical imaging, nerve, artery, valve)
  • Wright, James (Prescription drugs, Evidence-based medicine, High blood pressure, Drug trials, Clinical pharmacology Induction and inhibition of drug metabolism, drug interactions, Educational strategies to improve drug prescribing behaviour)
 
 

September 2017 Intake

Application Open Date
29 August 2016
Canadian Applicant Deadline
31 March 2017
International Applicant Deadline
28 February 2017

January 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
29 August 2016
Canadian Applicant Deadline
31 July 2017
International Applicant Deadline
30 June 2017

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