Future graduate students

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Dr. Janelle Jenstad (English), pointing, and her research assistants work on the Map of Early Modern London project. Photo: Gerry Schallié

Considering grad studies at the University of Victoria? Our Humanities departments and programs combine top-quality graduate education with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere where your research will flourish.

Close, supportive atmosphere

At UVic, you will find small classes and close, supportive relationships with professors and supervisors. Our low faculty-to-student ratio allows us to provide continuous mentorship and training throughout your graduate degree.

Research excellence

Our Humanities faculty is ranked among the top 200 universities in the world in English, Modern Languages, Linguistics, Philosophy, and History. Consider joining one of our internationally known research teams at the Maker Lab in the Humanities, the ETCL Laboratory, the Map of Early Modern London, the Internet Shakespeare, or the CFH-funded language laboratory.

Our Humanities Faculty provides world-class graduate programs at both the M.A. and Ph.D level. Two of our departments (English and Philosophy) are ranked among the top 200 universities in the world in the QS rankings. As a grad student, you will have access to our internationally known research teams such as the Maker Lab in the Humanities, the ETCL Laboratory, the Map of Early Modern London, the Internet Shakespeare Editions, the Speech Research Lab, the Sociolinguistics Research Lab, or the CFI-funded computer-assisted language learning facility.

And all within a small, intimate campus on one of the most beautiful coasts in the world.

Real-world experience

We offer you the chance to combine your graduate degree with co-op education, meaning that you acquire practical work experience as you earn your graduate degree.

A chance to cultivate teaching skills

All graduate students at UVic can combine their degrees with a Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE).

Why Choose UVic?

Intellectual challenge, research excellence, and a close-knit campus of stunning beauty—you will find all this and more as a graduate student if you choose UVic.

On your way to class, you will pass deer grazing and see eagles soaring above the trees! You will live within easy walking distance of our local beaches and parks.

You can join a progressive campus community where we value student engagement and cherish diversity.

We'd love to show you our graduate family housing, newly renovated library and generous learning commons, new athletics centreFirst People’s House, and the central fountain where students gather to chat or read. Arrange a tour of the beautifully wooded west-coast campus that sets us apart!

Get in touch!

If you are considering joining the UVic grad student community, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact the graduate advisor of the relevant department or program to find out about next steps.

Application process

Information on dates and deadlines, application forms, and tuition fees is available from the Faculty of Graduate Studies.