The University of British Columbia - Faculty of Medicine

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Program Information

School:The University of British Columbia - Faculty of Medicine
Faculty:Faculty of Medicine
Degree:Doctorate
Field of Study:Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Description:The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is home to more than thirty well-funded research groups, offering opportunities for research that is fundamental in advancing basic science and at the same time provides knowledge that is being translated to help tackle human diseases. The graduate programs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology therefore provide advanced research-based education with the goal of preparing students for a career in academic, industrial or professional positions in British Columbia and beyond.

The Department offers MSc and PhD degree programs, with the option to transfer into the PhD track during the second year. Enrollment in the two programs combined has been steadlily increasing over the last 5 years from about 65 to 84 grads. The requirements for formal course credits are usually completed within the first two academic terms. Course topics include laboratory techniques, nucleic acids, membrane structure and function, cellular regulation, protein chemistry and molecular biology. Additional options include bioinformatics, genome analysis, cell growth and differentiation, bacterial pathogenesis and immuno-genetics. The balance of the program is research intensive and assessed by examination of a dissertation. All students are expected to give a research seminar in each year of their program. It is anticipated that each student will contribute to the successful completion of peer-reviewed publications and will present their work at national and international meetings.
URL:Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The University of British Columbia - Faculty of Medicine
Cost per year:*
National: $4,996
Careers:Biologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*76
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    You should hold a recognized Master’s degree which involves:

    - At least 12-15 months of full-time laboratory research

    - A seminar course

    - Graduate level courses

    - A written thesis

    - An oral presentation/examination before a research supervisory committee

    - Ideally, you should be a co-author on a manuscript published in an internationally recognized journal

    - North American degree holders must have a overall average of B+ (76% at UBC) in your master’s degree program

    - Non-North American degree holders must review the academic entrance requirements for students from your country at the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 04, 2019