The Child and Youth Care program of University of Victoria, British Columbia draws from a variety of disciplines and approaches including but not limited to child and youth care, social pedagogy, education, psychology, health, criminology, Indigenous studies, anthropology, women’s studies, political theory and sociology.
Working within both quantitative and qualitative research paradigms, faculty members draw from a range of conceptual perspectives including but not limited to developmental, humanist, pragmatist, feminist, poststructural, and postcolonial theories.
Students in the MA program develop theoretically informed, practice-based understandings of issues related to children and youth in relation to their social, cultural, and political contexts.
Although many incoming students have an undergraduate degree in Child and Youth Care, the program also welcomes students with allied degrees combined with relevant child and youth care practice experience.
Our MA graduates work in a variety of settings, including mental health services, child welfare, early years programs, post-secondary institutions, private practice and provincial, national and international governmental and non-governmental agencies.
Flexible program delivery
- Customize your program by choosing electives and a practicum that will advance your own research and practice interests.
- Take electives at other institutions through the Western Deans Agreement.
- Stay in your home community for your practicum and thesis work.
- Applying Change Theory in CYC Practice
- CYC Practice in Indigenous Contexts
- CYC Practice and Communications Technology
- Applying Law in Child Protection and CYC Practice
- Advanced Honours Seminar in CYC Theory, Research and Practice
- Written Communications in Child and Youth Care
- Helping Skills in Child and Youth Care Practice
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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After Graduate Admissions and Records receives your online application, the admission process involves the following steps:
International5074 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5074 CAD per year during 36 months.
National4022 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4022 CAD per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Victoria
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.