24 months
6392 CAD/year
4526 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Health Sciences at the University of Northern British Columbia offers a combined student-centred and community-oriented approach.

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Why to study

The MSc in Health Sciences at the University of Northern British Columbia students capacity to progress their research interests and equips a new generation of researchers to understand and respond to contemporary health challenges, especially those faced by northern, rural, remote and Indigenous communities. The interdisciplinary program provides opportunities for those interested in health within a changing health system to explore and research and to benefit from the diverse health research strengths in the School of Health Sciences and across UNBC.

Students pursue health research approaches that fit with their interests, learning from a range of research expertise spanning but not limited to biomedical, epidemiological, community health and ecohealth approaches. Our students also benefit from active research partnerships across and beyond the university that create opportunities for applied and community-oriented research, with direct experience working with and learning from a range of community partners.

The research-based Masters degree equips students for a thriving career in health research (including applications for PhD programs), and is well suited for established health professionals seeking a research-oriented program that will build on existing practice and skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Research Design and Data and Analysis
  • Univariate Statistics
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Advanced Techniques in Epidemiology
  • Qualitative Research Approaches in Health and Human Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate course in statistics or biostatistics. In addition to courses taught in departments of Mathematics or Statistics, courses that are included in social sciences programs such as psychology or sociology, and in the curricula of undergraduate health professions, meet this requirement.
  • all applicants to the Health Sciences MSc Program are required to submit a Criminal Record Check search prior to the first day of classes in their entry semester.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6392 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3196 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4526 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2263 CAD per semester during 24 months.

PT: Nat: 1,188 CAD /semester


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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