M.A. Blended

Community Development

University of Victoria

24 months
1010 CAD/year
798 CAD/year
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Designed with working professionals in mind, the Master in Community Development at University of Victoria, British Columbia, will build and develop your capacity to become a successful leader.


The Community Development program of University of Victoria, British Columbia you will apply new skills and knowledge to an ongoing research project for a client in the field of community development.

Program outcomes

The program's unique focus on the application of learning outcomes means that you will graduate:

  • with a comprehensive and systematic understanding of the historical and political underpinnings, key concepts, and spheres of practice embedded in the social economy and civil society.
  • equipped to lead transformative change efforts.
  • able to build and manage effective projects, organizations, enterprises and networks.
  • able to demonstrate initiative, leadership, and originality in identifying challenges and opportunities for organizations and the broader social economy.
  • able to understand key global trends, challenges, threats and opportunities communities face and strategies to address them.
  • able to engage in a community-based approach to social change and social justice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anchoring a Change Agenda: Foundations
  • Practices and Perspectives on Forging Change
  • Community-Based Research: Foundations
  • Program and Project Design, Management and Evaluation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


16 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Admission Requirements

  • a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent from another country) from an accredited and recognized institution in a relevant field of study
  • a grade point average of 5.0 (B) in the work of the last two years (30 units) leading to this baccalaureate degree
  • a minimum of four years of professional experience, paid or volunteer, in one of the four streams of the broader community development sector (community economic development, cooperative, non-profit, and international )
  • admission as a mature student - four years after completion of a baccalaureate degree, applicants whose grade point average is below 5.0 (B) may be admitted as mature students, provided they have four years relevant professional experience since completion of their degree. Submission of a résumé is required to determine eligibility as a mature student. Such recommendations must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Work experience

They must also have a minimum of four years of professional experience, paid or volunteer, in the community development sector. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1010 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1010 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    798 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 798 CAD per year 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.


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