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Genome Science and Technology

University of British Columbia

36 months
Duration
8952 CAD/year
5095 CAD/year
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About

The Genome Science and Technology graduate program at the University of British Columbia is a trans-disciplinary program that combines genomic research with leading-edge technology development in genome sciences for students pursing an M.Sc. or Ph.D. 

Overview

This Genome Science and Technology graduate program at the University of British Columbia is intended to accommodate the diverse background of students and the broad nature of genomic research in human, animal, plant, microbes, and viruses.

Program Objectives:

  • Generate a culture of innovation and discovery by exposing trainees at all levels to important and timely scientific problems being addressed using emerging technologies.
  • Enable researchers to effectively work at the nexus of biology, engineering, and physical sciences by providing a unified training program including joint seminars, cross-disciplinary rotations, and hands-on training in new technology and methodology.
  • Provide enriching professional development programs to assist the transition of trainees into both the academic and industrial workforces.
  • Foster close interactions, collaborations, and intellectual exchange with other laboratories nationally and internationally.

Career Options:

Graduates find career opportunities in both the private and public sector involving genomic and proteomic technology development. Employers from biotechnology companies and government institutions all seek graduates from the GSAT program. Opportunities in academia can be furthered by continuing towards a Ph.D. in Genome Science and Technology.

Recent graduates have taken positions at local biotechnology companies, or found work as research technicians both in British Columbia and the USA. Those looking to further their academic career have entered medical school, or are pursuing a PhD degree in Israel, and Europe.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Concepts in Genome Science & Technology
  • Statistics/Computer Sciences/Mathematics/Engineering course 
  • Genetics/Genomics/Proteomics/Molecular Biology course 
  • M.Sc. thesis course 
  • Two Mandatory Professional Development Courses

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study. Document submission requirements depend on whether your institution of study is within Canada or outside of Canada.
  • A minimum of three references are required for application to graduate programs at UBC. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • Many programs require a statement of interest, sometimes called a "statement of intent", "description of research interests" or something similar.
  • Applicants should browse faculty profiles and indicate in their application who they are interested in working with. However, it is not necessary for applicants to contact faculty members prior to their application.
  • Permanent Residents of Canada must provide a clear photocopy of both sides of the Permanent Resident card.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8952 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8952 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5095 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5095 CAD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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