The University of British Columbia - Vancouver

Microbiology & Immunology

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Program Information

School:The University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Field of Study:Immunology
Microbiology, General
Description:UBC's department of Microbiology and Immunology is a leading centre for the study of bacteria, fungi, and viruses, and their roles in human health and disease, agriculture, natural ecosystems, energy, and global sustainability. The department is known for its work in the human microbiome and immune system and how they affect human health, including warding off infection, cancers, or autoimmune diseases. You'll build foundational knowledge in microbiology and immunology and develop the expert knowledge and skills required to work in a range of relevant fields.

Microbiology and Immunology offers major or honours degrees that provide an in-depth knowledge of microbes and their interactions with the environment, and how they relate to human and environmental health. You’ll acquire laboratory skills in bacterial and eukaryotic cell culture and phenotyping, genomics, and data science. Our programs are distinguished by authentic course-based research experiences and opportunities to work in world-leading research labs. In your final year, you’ll engage in seminar courses focused on recent research discoveries pioneered by leading scientists in the field.
URL:Microbiology & Immunology at The University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,729
International: $44,091

This estimate represents the tuition for the first year.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
  •  Grade11 Physics 

  • Graduation from high school
  • Minimum of 70% in Grade 11 or Grade 12 English (or their equivalents)
  • At least six academic/non-academic Grade 12 courses (recommended, but not required)
Application Notes : English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are numerous ways to meet theEnglish Language Admission Standard.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 12, 2022