Biomedical Communications

Program Overview

Interdisciplinary, research-based, and unique. The Master of Science in Biomedical Communications (MScBMC) is unique in Canada and is one of five accredited programs of its kind. This two-year professional graduate program prepares students for careers in the visual communication of science, medicine, and health.

Students in this interdisciplinary program explore the use of images, interactive technologies, and animation/simulation to effectively communicate complex science and health topics to a range of audiences. Graduates of the program are leaders in biocommunications across a number of fields, including pharma and biotech visualization, medical-legal visualization, health communication, research dissemination, textbook publishing, and more.‚Äč

There are two fields:

  • Biomedical Media Design and
  • Biomedical Visualization Design.

This program is offered by the Institute of Medical Science, which serves as the primary graduate unit for the clinical departments of the Faculty of Medicine.

 


Quick Facts

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Application deadline MScBMC:

Fall 2024 entry

18-Dec-2023

MScBMC:

Fall 2024 entry

18-Dec-2023

Minimum admission average MScBMC:

Mid-B in the final two years of a four-year bachelor’s degree

MScBMC:

Mid-B in the final two years of a four-year bachelor’s degree

Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD? MScBMC:

N/A

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N/A

Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MScBMC:

N/A

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N/A

If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MScBMC:

N/A

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N/A

Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MScBMC:

N/A

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N/A

Are any standardized tests required/recommended? MScBMC:

N/A

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  • Applicants whose primary language is not English, and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction was not English, must demonstrate proficiency in the English language through the successful completion of one of the following English language proficiency tests.

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):

    • a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based test and 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE); or
    • a minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based test and 25 on the writing and speaking sections.

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum overall score of 7.5 with at least 6.5 in each component.

    Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): minimum total of 86 including a minimum writing score of 32 and reading and listening scores of 22. Test of Oral Proficiency assessment band should be equivalent to a 7.


Erina He

“When I was applying for graduate school, I had my heart set solely on this program.”

Erina He
Alumna, MScBMC (2016), Biomedical Communications
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