Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • Tuition Fee
    22603 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    8491 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
University rank #22 (WUR) ,
The graduate program in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology provides a curriculum of courses and a broad-based multidisciplinary approach to research in mechanisms of human disease leading to Master of Science degree.


The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology offers excellent research training programs that address the nature and molecular mechanisms of human disease. Over 130 faculty members, on campus and at university teaching hospitals, conduct studies and teach courses related to pathobiology and supervise students in the PhD and MSc programs. The department provides a unique academic research environment that encourages interaction among clinicians, scientists, and student trainees. Students can gain an excellent understanding of how discoveries in basic and clinical research settings lead to more effective strategies in the treatment of human illness.

Programme Structure

The program emphasizes:

  • Bone and Matrix Pathobiology

  • Cancer

  • Vascular and Cardiovascular Pathobiology

  • Immunopathology, Lymphatics, and Transplantation

  • Neuropathobiology and Endocrine Disorders

  • Microbiology and Infectious Disease

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

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    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Candidates for this degree must have completed, or be about to complete one of the following:

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree in the Life Sciences from a recognized university.
  • Pathobiology Specialist Program.
  • An MD, DDS, DVM (or equivalent) professional degree.

A minimum A- average over the final two years of undergraduate study is needed. 
Strong performance is also important in second year Life Science-based courses including molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, genetics, and physiology. It is expected in years three and four that coursework in Life Science subjects is at an advanced level (i.e. appropriate number of 300- & 400-series courses or equivalent). Research experience is an asset.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22603 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22603 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    8491 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8491 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.


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