24 months
44770 CAD/year
11950 CAD/year
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Interdisciplinary, research-based, and unique. The Master of Science in Biomedical Communications (MScBMC) at the University of Toronto is unique in Canada and is one of four accredited programs of its kind.


About this Degree

This two-year Biomedical Communications professional graduate program at the University of Toronto prepares students for careers in the visual communication of science, medicine, and health.

Students in this interdisciplinary program explore the use of images, interactive technologies, and animation/simulation to effectively communicate complex science and health topics to a range of audiences. Graduates of the program are leaders in biocommunications across a number of fields, including pharma and biotech visualization, medical-legal visualization, health communication, research dissemination, textbook publishing, and more.​

There are two fields:

  • Biomedical Media Design and
  • Biomedical Visualization Design.

This program is offered by the Institute of Medical Science, which serves as the primary graduate unit for the clinical departments of the Faculty of Medicine.

Programme Structure

  • complete at least 1.0 FCE chosen from MSC2006H, MSC2008H, MSC2015H, and MSC2016H
  • complete 1.0 FCE chosen from MSC2007H, MSC2011H, MSC2013Y, MSC2014H, and MSC2022H (or any other appropriate graduate course[s]).
  • Students must complete MSC2025Y Master's Research Project for BMC.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


8 alternative credits

8.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Institute of Medical Science's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Graduation from a recognized university with an appropriate four-year bachelor's degree that includes a variety of courses in the arts, sciences, and humanities.

  • Minimum mid-B standing in the final two years of undergraduate study. Prerequisite courses: English (or an effective writing substitute); a humanities or social science course; biology; cell and molecular biology and/or histology; introductory physiology.

  • At least one third- or fourth-year undergraduate course, or graduate course, from one or more of the following subject areas: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Embryology, Genetics, Histology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, or Physiology.

Tuition Fee

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    44770 CAD/year
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    11950 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11950 CAD per year during 24 months.


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