The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Pharmacology (PhD) - Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology

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Program Information

School:The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Medicine
Degree:Doctorate
Field of Study:Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
Description:The Department of Pharmacology was established at UBC in 1951. A Therapeutics division was subsequently added to add focus to evidence based drug therapy. Recently, the department merged with Anesthesiology to foster interactions between basic and clinical scientists. Faculty members in the department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics are engaged in research in areas of neural, cardiovascular, respiratory and clinical pharmacology as well as drug development. Exceptional students with an undergraduate degree may be admitted directly into the Ph.D. program. Some students do a combined M.D./Ph.D. program for which a separate admission into the M.D. program, by the Faculty of Medicine, is required. Students pursuing a Ph.D. will have the opportunity to interact with basic as well as clinical scientists.
URL:Pharmacology (PhD) - Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology at The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:6 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $8,952

Cost per year is the tuition per year plus annual increase, usually 2%-5%.
Careers:Pharmacists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*76
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants must have completed a master's degree (or equivalent) from an approved institution with clear evidence of research ability or potential, or a bachelor's degree with one year of study in a master's program with 9 credits at the 500-level or above and of first class standing, or in exceptional cases, applicants who hold a bachelor's degree with an overall average in the A grade range and who demonstrate advanced research ability may be granted direct admission to a doctoral degree program on recommendation of the admitting graduate program and approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.0]
    Application Notes : All applicants must complete an online application form and pay the application fee to be considered for admission to UBC.
    All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study.
    Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests

    Admission to the PhD program is by application and requires an evaluation of the applicant’s previous work and capacity to pursue and complete original research.

    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.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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 July 26, 2020