Current graduate students

Elizabeth and Anne excavating
Students examining fossil remains at Drimolen, World Heritage Site, South Africa. Photo: Anne Tuominen.

Social Sciences faculty members and our graduate students produce world-class research in many fields including global change and sustainability, society and health, oceans and climate, and Indigenous and cultural studies. Every one of our faculty members is committed to the importance of graduate studies as part of who we are and what we do at UVic.

We have over 400 full-time graduate students working toward their Master's of Arts, Master's of Science, and PhD degrees. Most of our graduate programs are research-intensive, giving students the opportunity to conduct in-depth research in conjunction with leading scholars in their fields. Our graduate students go on to become world-class scholars, policy-makers and leaders in world change.

In addition to programs offered by each of our units, students can enrol in interdisciplinary programs that enable them to draw on the scholarship from multiple disciplines needed to understand and address critical contemporary issues. Many graduate students also take advantage of UVic's leading cooperative education program to combine advanced study with relevant work experience.

Master's of Arts:

The Master's of Arts programs offered within the Faculty of Social Sciences include:

Master's of Science:

The Master's of Science programs offered within the Faculty of Social Sciences include:

The PhD programs offered within the Faculty of Social Sciences are:

The University of Victoria also offers Interdisciplinary PhD programs and PhD Programs by Special Arrangement. Social Sciences faculty actively participates in these PhD options. Students can do interdisciplinary graduate work by applying directly to the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs offered through Graduate Studies.