Indigenous Language Revitalization, M.A. | University of Victoria | Victoria, Canada
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Indigenous Language Revitalization

24 months
5280 CAD/year
4186 CAD/year
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 In Indigenous Language Revitalization at University of Victoria, British Columbia, you’ll lead efforts toward the revitalization of Indigenous languages. 


You’ll learn the skills for successful language projects in communities undergoing language recovery. This Indigenous Language Revitalization program at University of Victoria, British Columbia is accessible to those who cannot leave their communities for more than a few weeks at a time.

Areas of focus

  • Indigenous language revitalization
  • Post-secondary program support
  • Indigenous culture and knowledge systems
  • Indigenous teacher education and student success
  • Indigenous pedagogies and practices

Join a generation of language experts at the forefront of Indigenous language revitalization efforts. You'll be a language scholar with the expertise to lead in post-secondary institutions and communities. Learn how to support the revitalization, reclamation and maintenance of Indigenous languages.

The MA program is thesis-based. The MEd program is project-based.

If you’re unable to complete the full program, you can apply to receive the Graduate Certificate as an exit credential after the first two terms of this program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership and Governance for Language Revitalization
  • Proposal and Literature Review
  • Seminar in Applied Linguistics
  • The Global Context of Language Revitalization
  • Researching Community-Based Initiatives in Language Revitalization
  • Linguistic Field Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to all the Indigenous Education graduate programs must follow the admission procedures and meet the minimum requirements set out by the Faculty of Graduate Studies in the Faculty Admissions section of the calendar. In addition, Indigenous Education allows exceptional entry admission (as defined in next section) on a case by case basis with support of the academic unit.
  • The application to the Master of Arts degree requires the agreement of a regular faculty member to supervise the student before entry to the program. Students should indicate their interest in the Master of Arts program in the Statement of Intent and also explain their thesis study intentions.
  • Applicants must submit two letters of reference
  • Applicants must submit a statement of intent describing their interest in the program and how they plan to use the program to promote community development in Indigenous language and culture revitalization.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5280 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2640 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4186 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2093 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Victoria

1490 - 2092 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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