You are reading the 2024/25 Academic Calendar. The 2023/24 version remains in effect until August 31, 2024 and is available here.

Admission Requirements

This program is pending final approval by the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

The M.Btec. program is governed by the regulations of the College of Graduate Studies, including its standards for admission of students.

Applicants to the M.Btec. program are expected to have a B.Sc. in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a related field.

Applicants from a university outside Canada, at which English is not the primary language of instruction, should see the English Language Proficiency Requirement for the minimum English language proficiency test scores required.

In exceptional cases, applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above, but who have had significant formal training and relevant professional experience, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the Biology Graduate Program Committee and approval of the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Self-identified Indigenous applicants will be examined on a case-by-case basis. UBCO may consider Indigenous applicants who do not meet the requirements stated above.  

UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Chats Two speech clouds. Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Location Pin A map location pin. Mail An envelope. Menu Three horizontal lines indicating a menu. Minus A minus sign. Pencil A pencil indicating that this is editable. Telephone An antique telephone. Plus A plus symbol indicating more or the ability to add. Search A magnifying glass. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service.