The MSc program generally requires a minimum of two years of full-time study with the first eight months devoted primarily to course work.
Masters students may choose to complete their degree requirements through part-time study. You will need to declare whether you have chosen part-time or full-time studies. Part-time students should be aware that they are not eligible for UBC scholarships or awards.
UBC policy establishes a 5-year time limit for the completion of a Masters program, for both full-time and part-time students. See the UBC policy regarding leave, extensions to these limits.
The following is a sample timeline for a full-time student. The time points for applying for funding will vary depending on the nature of funding needed (operating funds vs. fellowship assistance) and funding agency deadlines. The important message is that funding should be sought as early as possible.
Prior to Admission
(recommended, not mandatory)
- meet with individual faculty, identify potential supervisor, and research topic
- where possible apply for graduate fellowships
|Term 2 and summer