What will I learn?

The Department of Immunology at the University of Manitoba offers research-intensive M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Immunology, with a strong emphasis on developing oral communication and presentation skills. The program provides the experience suitable for research careers in biomedical science in the context of industry, government or academic laboratories.

The Department has all the essential equipment and laboratory facilities for active research in programs in the following areas:

  • Isolation and characterization of antibodies and antigens
  • Detection and function of cytokines; cell receptors and their functions
  • Signal transduction
  • Cell differentiation
  • Development of monoclonal antibodies
  • Structure and function of adhesion molecules
  • Recombinant DNA methodology
  • Mass spectroscopy
  • Regulation of the immune response in relation to allergy, transplantation, vaccination and cancer
  • Discovery of novel immune regulatory genes and compound
  • Development of immunodiagnostic procedures

The Ph.D. option consists of coursework and a substantial research component.

Which department am I in?

Max Rady College of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$2,670.38 (US$ 2,158) per year
Two years tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years.
Application deadline

Expected November 2021

Start date

January 2022, May 2022


Bannatyne Campus

University of Manitoba,


Manitoba (MB),

R3T 2N2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English language requirements accepted: TOEFL paper based score of 550; Achieve minimum scores of 4.5 in Reading, 4.5 in Listening, and 4.0 in Writing on the CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees); Achieve a minimum score of 6.5 based upon the Academic Module on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System); Achieve a minimum score of 80 on the MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) offered by the University of Michigan; Achieve a minimum grade of C in the University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.Achieve a score of 60 or more in the CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment); Achieve a minimum of 58% in the Pearson Test of English.Achieve a minimum of 65% in Level 5 of the direct entry English program (also known as Intensive Academic English Program orIAEP), as taught by the English Language Centre of the University of Manitoba.

For international students

Students must have a Master's degree or equivalent. Relevant laboratory research experience with evidence of peer-reviewed publication is highly preferred.

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL - Achieve a minimum Internet-based -iBT (86; minimum score of 20 in each of reading, writing, listening and speaking categories)
  • IELTS - Achieve a minimum score of 6.5 in the Academic Module
  • PTE Academic - minimum 61 overall

The application deadlines are July 1, 2020 for Winter intake; November 1, 2020 for Summer intake; March 1, 2021 for fall intake.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.