University of Victoria

Master On Campus
24 months
6499 CAD/year
5182 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Geography program of University of Victoria, British Columbia views problems from multiple perspectives, including physical science, social science and humanities approaches.


The Geography program of University of Victoria, British Columbia is designed to develop independent research abilities in a specific area of geography while enhancing career-relevant skills. The program involves students in coursework and research proposal development in year one, followed by independent research pursuits and thesis writing in year two.

The degree is research-focused (i.e., thesis or dissertation option) and are supplemented by nominal coursework designed to build knowledge and enhance research- and career-related skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geographical Research Approaches
  • Research Design in Geography
  • Advanced Spatial Analysis and Spatial Statistics
  • Introductory GIS for Graduate Research
  • Qualitative Methods in Human Geography
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of research interest: a brief statement (maximum 1 page) about your academic background (undergraduate and graduate studies) and the specific area of research you want to study for a graduate degree. Outline why you would like to study at UVic and why you wish to work with your potential supervisor.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all institutions you have attended
  • Two assessment reports (letters of reference) from academic or professional references who are familiar with your work
  • Proof of English proficiency, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6499 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6499 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5182 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5182 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

University of Victoria


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