Environmental Studies, M.A. | University of Victoria | Victoria, Canada
24 months
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About

Effective environmental action and research require engagement – with the land and those who live on it. Conduct vital environmental research in partnership with international communities, First Nations, government agencies and more with this Environmental Studies program at University of Victoria, British Columbia.

Overview

You’ll have access to a variety of research facilities across campus such as our Ethnoecology, Restoration and Conservation Ecology, and Visualization labs. UVic’s proximity to marine and alpine ecosystems, freshwater wetlands, rivers, lakes and the temperate rainforest makes us an ideal location for fieldwork. The Environmental Studies program is offered at University of Victoria, British Columbia.

The MA and MSc degree programs are research-intensive and focused on the creation of a thesis. This original work will show advanced research and knowledge of the environmental studies. You’ll have to attend a three day field camp at the beginning of our program.

The MA and MSc programs differ based on your elective courses and thesis research. Discuss which option is best for you with your supervisor.

Areas of focus

  • Ecological restoration
  • Ethnoecology
  • Political Ecology

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives on Environmental Theories, Methods and Skills I
  • MA/MSc Research Colloquium
  • Thesis Proposal Preparation
  • Thesis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum GPA required for a master's entry is B+ (6.5 on the University of Victoria 9-point scale) in the last two years of undergraduate study. In practice a higher GPA is typically required for admission. The minimum GPA required for a PhD entry is A- (7.0). 
  • English language proficiency score
  • In addition to the documentation required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (see Faculty Admissions), the School of Environmental Studies also requires transcripts, a statement of research interest (1-2 pages), a brief essay telling us about yourself and highlighting your past accomplishments, evidence of creativity and research potential (1-2 pages) and a CV.

  • Admission requires a bachelor’s degree, preferably in an area of study related to your proposed graduate program, with a minimum overall average of B+, 6.5 on the University of Victoria 9-point scale. In practice a higher GPA is typically required to ensure entry.

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.

Financing

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Financing partner MPOWER Financing Student Loans between $2,001 - $100,000

Funding

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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