Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Faculty of Medicine

Graduate Degree in Neuroscience (MSc and PhD)

Information accurate as of: May 3rd 2016. Retrieved from the Faculty of Medicine website. For further details, please visit:

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Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (Credit: UBC Centennial)

The graduate programs in neuroscience offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees which educate graduate students as neuroscientists through intensive experience in at least one area of research. The core program of courses offered to entering students consists of Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, Neurochemistry, Psychobiology, Molecular Neurobiology, and Neuropharmacology. The Program is research oriented: students are expected to engage in research from the start of their studies.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the MSc program include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Applicants for a Master's degree must hold a Bachelor's degree or its academic equivalent with one of the following:
    • (a) Honours in a field related to the proposed Master's courses with First Class standing in at least 12 credits of Third and Fourth Year course work in that field; or
    • (b) First Class standing in at least 12 credits of the course work and at least Second Class standing in the remaining course work at the Third and Fourth Year level prescribed by the department concerned as prerequisite to the Master's program.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Bachelor's degree with First Class Honours (or equivalent), OR
  • Bachelor's degree with one year of study in a Master's program with 12 credits of First Class average, of which normally at least 9 credits must be of First Class standing, and clear evidence of research ability, OR
  • Master's degree (or equivalent).

The following documentation is required in support of an application:

  • Submit Online Application: Completed graduate studies application form submitted online 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.

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 Graduate Program in Neuroscience’s Application page for more information.

For further information about the program, please contact:

Graduate Program in Neuroscience
University of British Columbia
Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
2215 Wesbrook Mall, 3rd Floor
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6T 1Z3

Tel: 604-822-7375