Microbiology and Immunology

Microbiology and Immunology
Faculty of Medicine

Graduate Degree in Microbiology and Immunology (MSc and PhD)

Information accurate as of: May 13th 2016. Retrieved from the Faculty of Medicine website. For further details, please visit: https://microbiology.ubc.ca/

Microbiology and Immunology 01

(Credit: UBC Microbiology & Immunology)

The Microbiology and Immunology program studies the function of human cells, bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. Students investigate the ecology, evolution and environments of these micro-organisms, including the diseases they cause and the human defenses that protect us. We are seeking solutions to the problem of antibiotic resistance; designing new, combination drug therapies; using bacteria in industrial processing and environmental remediation; designing cancer therapies and understanding auto-immune disease. Our projects span population biology, organism behaviour, cell interactions and molecular mechanisms, and our students graduate with extensive training in analytical thinking, creative innovation and effective communication.  Degrees in our program accelerate students in a great variety of careers in industry, academia, not-for-profit organisations and the business world.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the MSc program include:

  • Bachelors Degree with first class Standing or Masters Degree: a four-year undergraduate degree with first class standing or Masters Degree related to the field of study.
  • Secure a Faculty Supervisor: prospective applicants are encouraged to contact, via e-mail, the faculty members who you are interested in working with.
  • Meeting the Academic Minimum: A minimum overall average in the B+ range (76% at UBC) in third- and fourth-year courses.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the PhD program include:

  • Master’s admission: Bachelor’s Degree (a four-year undergraduate degree) or PhD admission: Master’s Degree related to the chosen field of study if received first class standing in four years of Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Secure a Faculty Supervisor: prospective applicants are encouraged to review faculty member’s work then contact, via e-mail, the faculty members whose research you are interested in working on.
  • Meeting the Academic Minimum: A minimum overall average in the B+ range at their undergrad University (76% at UBC) in third- and fourth-year courses.

The following documentation is required in support of an application:

  • Submit Online Application: Submitted online Graduate Studies application with fees paid.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • Scientific Interest Form: List the faculty/associate members you are most interested in working with. Also, provide a brief (less than one page) summary of your scientific interest and goals in attending UBC.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Department of Microbiology and Immunology’s Admissions Information page for more information.

For further information about the program, please contact:

Ms Darlene Birkenhead
Graduate Program Coordinator

Life Sciences Centre
The University of British Columbia
1362 - 2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver BC, V6T 1Z3

Tel: (604) 822-3615
Website: https://microbiology.ubc.ca/
E-mail: grad@microbiology.ubc.ca