Why Graduate Studies at UBC Pharm Sci?

Pharmaceuticals, an essential part of the health care system, are estimated to value at over $2.4 trillion by 2029, making it one of the largest global industries. Imagine being an integral part of a research team working at the forefront of the fastest growing field, making a real and tangible difference in human lives.

The UBC Pharm Sci Edge

*Source: QS World University Rankings (out of 1,500 institutions)
**Source: QS World University Rankings by Subject (out of 360 institutions)

Consistently ranked amongst the top pharmaceutical sciences programs in Canada and globally by the QS World University Ranking (#2 in Canada and #30 worldwide for Pharmacy and Pharmacology, QS 2023), the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC has garnered an international reputation for the cutting-edge research produced by our award-winning faculty members and researchersincluding Canada Research Chairs, Michael Smith Foundation Scholars and UBC Distinguished University Scholarssome of the brightest minds in the field.

With its geographical location in Vancouver, one of the most vibrant life sciences clusters in North America, the Faculty enjoys a strong network with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies across the globe. Our unmatched industry network will enable you to translate your research into real-world impact.

Our graduate programs in the pharmaceutical sciences are thoughtfully designed to ensure the breadth and depth of knowledge you will gain reflecting the skills and expertise needed in the field, allowing you to stay ahead of the curve in the dynamic, ever-changing pharmaceutical landscape.

Depending on your research interest, you can choose to study in one of the following areas: 

Our award-winning learning and research facility spans a quarter-million square feet and boasts state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with the latest technology and instrumentation, where you can immerse yourself in cutting-edge research and pioneer innovative therapeutic solutions.

We are committed to supporting your academic journey and helping you achieve your goals. As part of this commitment, we offer a competitive funding package at a minimum level of $30,000 per year, allowing you to devote your energy to make the most of your UBC Pharm Sci experience. Explore various scholarship and award opportunities available for graduate students.

When you join the pharmaceutical sciences graduate programs, you will connect with a vibrant, supportive global alumni community of accomplished professionals who are driving innovations in industry and academia.

Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to take part in experiential learning opportunities at leading research institutes, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and more, while enjoying access to a wealth of career resources and professional development support.

y tapping into UBC’s robust career support services and our powerful alumni network, you will be poised to become a mover and shaker in the pharmaceutical sector and beyond. Learn more about where our alumni have gone after graduation.

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