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Experimental Medicine (M.Sc.)

Program Description

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Experimental Medicine (Thesis) offered by the Division of Clinical and Translational Research in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences is a research-intensive program that emphasizes future-oriented and intensive learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in research methodology, critical thinking, and scientific communication to either continue their studies or pursue professional opportunities.

The program may also be taken as one of the following options:

Bioethics option: allows students to conduct innovative research in relation to a bioethical issue pertinent to health care, and to acquire a working knowledge of bioethical issues from the current viewpoint of other relevant disciplines such as law, philosophy, and religious studies.

Digital Health Innovation option: focuses on the basics of clinical epidemiology, medical artificial intelligence, clinical innovation, and applied data science, including the use and generation of digitized health and social data using specialized software.

Environment option: offered in collaboration with the Bieler School of Environment, the program considers how various dimensions (scientific, social, legal, ethical) interact to define environment and sustainability issues.

Keywords: fundamental and translational research, cancer, digital health/epidemiology, immunology, respiratory and cardiac diseases, gastric and renal diseases, neuroscience, ethics, bioethics, health policy, human subjects, biomedicine, health inequalities.

Unique Program Features

  • Full-time graduate students will receive funding to support for their living expenses, tuition and fees;
  • Students pursue cutting-edge medical research in a unique setting in which Ph.D. and M.D. researchers collaborate, favouring translational research into the pathogenesis and treatment of diseases;
  • The Department offers world-class translational research opportunities in an interdisciplinary setting which includes areas such as endocrinology, hematology; cardiology, oncology, gastroenterology, genetics, infectious diseases;
  • The internationally recognized high-quality training our graduates receive is in essence what distinguishes graduates of our programs from the graduates of comparable programs in peer institutions.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

MSc in Experimental Medicine website

Department Contact

Graduate Program experimental.medicine [at] (subject: MSc%20in%20Experimental%20Medicine) (email)

Available Intakes



Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 June 15
WINTER February 15 August 1 November 10

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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