Master of Science in Food Science atUBC , VancouverFaculty of Land and Food Systems


1.5 - 2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • The Food Science program offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to MSc and Ph.D. degrees in the areas of food chemistry and biochemistry; food process science; food microbiology; food safety and toxicology; food biotechnology; food quality evaluation; and wine biotechnology
  • Coursework is selected in consultation with the student's supervisory committee and includes graduate courses in food science, and from other disciplines relevant to each student's research area
  • The program is uniquely situated in a Faculty that focuses on education and research to address issues around food, nutrition & health, and the responsible use of finite land and water resources to ensure a sustainable and safe food supply


  • University Rankings
    • #42

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #46

      - QS 2022

    • #37

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #35

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 5,65,483
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 8,83,989
InsuranceINR 13,934
TransportationINR 32,204
Student FeesINR 32,947
TextbooksINR 34,062
Personal ExpenseINR 70,600
Health care feeINR 55,737
GSS/AMS Extended Health InsuranceINR 16,411
TotalINR 11,39,884

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 CAD = INR 61.93


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 9ᵗʰ December 2021

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned



  • Applicants must possess a BSc degree in Food Science or a related area
  • Applicants should hold a four-year Bachelor's Degree with First Class/Division 1 (65%) or Very Good (8 on a 10-point scale) or Undergraduate degree in Food Science or a related subject.
  • Applicants to the graduate programs in Food Science are expected to have completed prerequisite fundamental undergraduate courses in organic chemistry, biochemistry, calculus, physics, statistics, and microbiology
  • Applicants who lack some of these prerequisites and/or who do not have previous undergraduate background courses in the field of food science (food process science; food chemistry; food analysis; food laws, regulations & quality assurance; microorganisms in food systems; and principles in food engineering) may be required to take additional coursework for their program


Marks - 90/120

  • With minimum component scores of 22 in reading, listening and 21 in writing, speaking


Marks - 65/90

  • With minimums of 60 reading, 60 writing, 60 listening, and 60 speaking


Marks - 6.5/9

  • With a minimum score of 6.0 in each component 

Conditional Offer

Not mentioned

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • Three references are required

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

Step 5: Application deadline

Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for Canada.

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