Program list & descriptions

Political Science ( Masters )

This master's program provides an opportunity for advanced research in most areas of political science. The emphasis of the program is on developing the analytical capacities, theoretical understanding, and research skills necessary for further work as a political scientist, policy analyst, diplomat, journalist, social activist or public servant. 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Prerequisite Minimum standing
BA B+ in final two years

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Entry point Domestic students International students
September January 15 January 15

EXAMS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Statement of intent
  • Sample of written work
  • TOEFL 100 (internet based)
  • For details, please consult the Political Science website

Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
Department Secretary Joy Austin 250-721-6637 DTB A316 polisec@uvic.ca
Receptionist Tamaya Moreton 250-472-5458 DTB A316 polirecp@uvic.ca
Graduate Secretary Joanne Denton 250-721-7486 DTB A316 poligrad@uvic.ca
Administrative Officer Rosemary Barlow 250-853-3567 DTB A316a poliao@uvic.ca
FAX 721 7485 250-721-7485
Chair Avigail Eisenberg 250-853-3528 DTB A316b chairpol@uvic.ca

Co-operative education opportunities

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email coopinfo@uvic.ca.

Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.

What other career development support does UVic offer?

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through:

Looking for work?

Apply for all types of job opportunities at learninginmotion.uvic.ca.

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Professional development
Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Graduate Students' Society

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