M.Sc. On Campus

Oceans and Fisheries

University of British Columbia

24 months
8952 CAD/year
5095 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Oceans and Fisheries program from University of British Columbia is designed to train marine and freshwater scientists to undertake basic and applied research that will help foster healthy marine and freshwater ecosystems and sustainable resource use.


Students will deepen and broaden their interdisciplinary expertise by acquiring in-depth training in fisheries science, aquatic ecology, environmental physiology, natural resource economics, marine governance, and climate change. In doing so, students will develop the research capacity and knowledge translation skills necessary for rewarding careers in academia, industry, government, NGOs and consulting.


The University of British Columbia is highly ranked internationally, particularly in the ocean sciences, environmental sciences and animal biology. Studying in the Oceans and Fisheries program, you’ll be at a top international research university, learning from renowned faculty members committed to teaching excellence, and utilizing state-of-the-art facilities.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Issues in Fisheries Research: Seminars – Fisheries Management
  • Statistics in Ecology and Marine Sciences
  • Grand Challenges in Ocean Leadership
  • Bayesian Decision Analysis for Fisheries Managemen
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study. Document submission requirements depend on whether your institution of study is within Canada or outside of Canada.
  • A minimum of three references are required for application to graduate programs at UBC. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • This program contains a practicum component for which a criminal record check is required.
  • Permanent Residents of Canada must provide a clear photocopy of both sides of the Permanent Resident card.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8952 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8952 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5095 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5095 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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