The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s entrepreneurial spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. UBC encourages its students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.
Areas of Expertise
UBC Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies offers a wide range of options for course-based or research based master's and doctoral students. We offer students an intellectually challenging education through programs that are international in scope, interactive in process and interdisciplinary in content and approach. With more than 300 graduate degree programs in nearly every academic discipline, there's something for everyone.
UBC Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies constantly challenges the status quo and pursues innovation in curricula and student support programs. For example, the Public Scholars Initiative supports doctoral pathways that encourage purposeful social contribution, innovative forms of collaborative scholarship, and broader career readiness for students.
UBC attracts $580 million per year in research funding from government, non-profit organizations and industry through 8,800 projects. More than 1,300 research projects are conducted in collaboration with industry partners. With more than 2,000 academic faculty members as potential supervisors for graduate students, the research possibilities are endless.
UBC is a comprehensive university that offers graduate degrees in almost every academic discipline. Both research-based and professional program options are offered across all 11 academic faculties at the Vancouver campus—including business, engineering, forestry, social sciences and humanities, visual and performing arts, education, life and physical sciences, agricultural sciences, and much more. UBC has world-class research clusters in advanced materials, brain health, culture and diversity, digital technologies, sustainability and the environment, genomics, heath and lunch health, and HIV, just to name a few.