University of Victoria

M.A. On Campus
24 months
5074 CAD/year
4022 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Sociology program of University of Victoria, British Columbia is known for the strengths in research and teaching, and our stimulating and supportive learning environment.


The Sociology program of University of Victoria, British Columbia provides students with a solid grounding in research methods and theory and the ability to specialize in different areas of study.

The graduate students enjoy:

  • equal emphasis on theory, methods and areas of interest
  • courses that draw on the current research of faculty
  • advanced courses in theory, qualitative methods and quantitative methods
  • professional development events, graduate student colloquia series and teaching assistant workshops

The research strengths include:

  • aging and health
  • crime
  • environment
  • family
  • gender and sexuality
  • political sociology and social movements
  • qualitative and quantitative methods
  • social theory

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of Sociological Explanations
  • Current Issues in Social Theory
  • Intermediate Social Statistics
  • Qualitative Research
  • Issues in Contemporary Sociology
  • Current Issues in the Sociology of Genders and Sexualities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • With financial support: 15.01
  • Without financial support: 31.05




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

  • Online application form
  • Statement of intent (1-2 pages in length)
  • A writing sample that demonstrates your ability to undertake sociological analysis
  •  resume
  • IELTS or TOEFL scores (international students)
  • 2 assessment reports and/or letters of reference (see below for guidelines)
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (including transfer credits)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5074 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5074 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4022 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4022 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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