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Master of Science [M.Sc] (Surgery)

 2 years
 full time
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta

$ 5,259 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • MSc in Surgery at the University of Alberta allows students to complete this course in 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The department offers programs leading to the degrees of
    • Master of Science (MSc)
    • Master of Science with specialization in Surgical Education
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • MSc program students must complete a minimum of four graduate-level courses.
  • The student-faculty ratio for this program is 21:1.
  • The graduates work as postdoctoral research fellows in research laboratories around the world, engaging in cutting-edge research.
  • The major research areas of this program are:
    • Cardiac Surgery
    • Cartilage Repair and Spinal Disease
    • Diabetes and Islet Transplantation
    • Neurological Oncology
    • Organ Preservation and Transplantation
    • Urological Oncology
    • Virology and Wound Healing
  • University conducts the teaching, research, and patient care, in accordance with the highest international standards.
    • The mission of this program is to restore health through surgical intervention, remembering patient dignity and comfort are integral to overall health.
    • The University of Alberta's Department of Medicine is a recognized leader in innovative education, world-class research, and outstanding patient care.
    • The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta has a large and robust graduate studies program.
    • Job opportunities after MSc in Surgery are Neonatal Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon, etc and the average salary goes up to 45,000 USD.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type Offered Master
    Duration2 years
    Fees$ 12,670 for 2 years
    Delivery TypeFull Time
    Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jun 01)
    Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
    Offered by Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
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    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students must have a four-year bachelor’s degree i.e Bachelor of Science degree or its academic equivalent, from an accredited academic institution.
    • Students have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B Grade) on the University of Alberta's 4-point scale based on the recent two years of full-time study.
    • Students should hold a degree or its academic equivalent from an institution recognized by the University of Alberta in which the language of instruction is English.

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

    • Students are normally required to have completed a bachelor’s degree in their academic equivalent, from an academic institution.
    • GPA of 3.0/4.0 (B Grade) based on the recent two years of full-time study (or equivalent) is required.
    • Students will need to submit school results for Class XI showing a competitive average and course registration for Class XII, or Class XII mid-year results.
    • Students in CBSE or CISCE schools, they present 75%+ on their final Class XII exams.

    Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

    Required Document List

    Following are the required documents:

    • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
    • Transcripts: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
    • Reference Form/Letter: Three reference forms and letters of recommendation completed and uploaded by referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) directly to the online portal.
    • Three Letters of Reference: The online application system will notify the references and allow the student to upload their letters. Letters can be academic or business references.
    • Research Proposal: 2-5 page description of the proposed research project, outlining the relevant legal issues, preliminary arguments, and the proposed research methodology.
    • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
    • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.

    Application Deadline

    Jun 01

    Oct 01

    Scores Required

    96 / 120

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2
    Tuition fees$5259$5259
    Health and wellness$420$420
    Other fees$456$456
    Total fees$6335$6335

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Housing$ 10,800
    Food$ 2,700


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    Ranked #51/ 600

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    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    UAlberta Master's Entrance Scholarship Variable Yes 07 Apr, 2020
    Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) $8,312 Yes N/A
    Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
    Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
    Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
    Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
    Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
    Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
    VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
    Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
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    FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
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    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
    BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
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    VISA & Work Study


    • There is no particular visa type to study in Canada but require a Student Visa.
    • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
    • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
      • Application for Study Permit
      • Letter of acceptance.
      • Proof of financial support.
      • Passport photos.
      • an Entry Visa to enter the country.
      • Visa to study or work in the country.
      • Resident Permit or registration after arrival in the host country.

    Work Study

    Students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus.

    On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work a number of hours per week on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

    Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work a number of hours per week off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

    Career and Placement after Course

    Possible career opportunities of this program are:

    • Neonatal Surgeon
    • Vascular Surgeon
    • Plastic Surgeon
    • Researcher

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