24 months
5074 CAD/year
4022 CAD/year
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In Geography program at University of Victoria, British Columbia, you can pursue a Master’s (MA or MSc) or PhD tailored to your research interests. You’ll work on important issues affecting society today, like conservation and the changing climate’s effect on human systems.  


Your Geography degree at University of Victoria, British Columbia will be research-focused and supplemented with course work.

Focus your research in the areas of human geography, physical geography, human-environment interactions, or geomatics. UVic’s location on Vancouver Island gives you easy access to marine and alpine ecosystems, freshwater wetlands, rivers, lakes and a temperate rainforest for fieldwork.

The MA and MSc programs are designed to develop your independent research abilities. You’ll focus on a specific area of geography under the supervision of a faculty member. Our research strengths include:

  • Coastal systems
  • Geomatics
  • Human geography
  • Physical geography
  • Resources management

Your research will culminate in a thesis, which you’ll defend in an oral exam. You’ll have the opportunity to get out into the field, apply to work as a lab instructor, and attend the department’s colloquium presentations and other departmental events.

Areas of focus

  • Coastal systems
  • Human geography
  • Physical geography
  • Resource management
  • Geographic information sciences

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geographical Research Approaches
  • Research Design in Geography
  • Advanced Spatial Analysis and Spatial Statistics
  • Qualitative Methods in Human Geography
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Directed Studies in Geography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the departmental graduate program is normally granted only to students having Honours or Major degrees with first or second class standing in geography (at least a B+ average; 6.00 GPA). Students from the British Isles, for example, are expected to have obtained at least an upper second class Honours degree. A promising student lacking such qualifications may be allowed to make up this deficiency, being required to register as an unclassified student.
  • As part of the application requirements for graduate programs in Geography, all applicants must submit a brief letter of intent outlining their study background and areas of research interest.

Tuition Fee

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    5074 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 5074 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4022 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 4022 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Victoria

1490 - 2092 CAD /month
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