Что я буду изучать?

Focus on research with cutting-edge technology and individualized attention from top professors who enable your best scientific work.

The biology graduate program at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC offers tier-one research-based degrees to students in a collegial, close-knit setting.

Our dynamic faculty and students are engaged in a variety of research projects, many in collaboration with partners in government, non-profit agencies, or industry.

Our research-based MSc and PhD degrees in biology provide students with theoretical, practical, and analytical expertise, as well as experience in the application of scientific results to real-world problems.

The MSc degree is centred on conducting research in the biological sciences. Graduates of the MSc program are prepared for positions in government, management, industry, education, consulting, or for PhD research.


establishing a faculty supervisory committee

preparing, presenting, and defending a thesis research proposal

completing coursework

researching, writing, and defending a thesis


biology seminar course (BIOL 501)

minimum of 6 additional credits of coursework, with a cumulative average of 75% or higher

21-credit MSc thesis (BIOL 599)

Exceptional MSc students can transfer to the PhD program if they meet program requirements.

Most MSc students become Teaching Assistants for at least one semester in order to gain valuable experience and to learn effective communications strategies.

На каком факультете я буду учиться?

Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

Варианты обучения

Очная (24 месяцев)

CAD$8,776.74 (509,979 руб) за 1 год
Начало обучения

Предполагаемое начало: Январь, Сентябрь 2022


Okanagan Campus

3333 University Way,


British Columbia (BC),

V1V 1V7, Canada

Вступительные требования

Для студентов, проживающих в Соединенных Штатах

Applicants must have 3.3 (B+) on a 4-point scale in third and fourth year-upper level course work. Note: Theological degrees (i.e., degrees in theology or degrees offered by a bible college, seminary or theological school) may not be acceptable as a basis for admission to graduate studies at the University of British Columbia. Applicants will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Other English language requirements: CAE: Minimum score  of B; CAEL: Overall score  of 70; TOEFL Paper-based test with the TWE (Test of Written English): Minimum score  of 55 each for Reading, Listening, and Writing (4.0 on TWE); MELAB :with the MELAB Oral Interview: 85 final score with 3 in the speaking test; PTE(Academic): Overall score: 65, Reading: 60, Listening: 60, Writing: 60, Speaking: 60.

Для иностранных студентов

International applicants to the biology MSc program are expected to:

have the academic equivalent of a four-year BSc from UBC in biology or a related field, with a minimum average of B+ (76%) or better in their third- or fourth-year classes, or
have at least 12 credits in third- and fourth-year classes in their intended field of study, with an A- (80%) grade or better, and
present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language (please see details below)

Your background training must be sufficient for advanced work in your chosen field.


TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum score of 550 (paper version); 90 overall with a minimum score of 22 in Reading & Listening and a minimum score of 21 in Writing & Speaking (Internet version), or
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service): minimum overall band score of 6.5, with no individual component score less than 6.0, or
MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): minimum overall score of 85, with a final score of 3 in the speaking test


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