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Computer Science (PhD)

As a PhD candidate, you’ll study advanced topics across the fields of systems, theory and applications. You’ll graduate with a diverse, encompassing knowledge of computer science with an edge in establishing a career in any field.

Expected length Project or thesis Course-based
4 years Yes No

Quick facts

Program options:
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional


Students in this program will:

  • perform independent research and teach university courses in computer science
  • lead a research team in an industrial or academic setting
  • acquire advanced Computer science, engineering and complementary interdisciplinary skills 
  • gain academic research and/or industrial experience in computer science
  • respect security, privacy, and diversity of end-users in problem-solving and decision-making in the information technology (IT) industry 
  • learn the role, ethics and responsibilities of computer scientists

Find a supervisor

Computer Science PhD applicants don’t need a supervisor to apply for admission.

However, you should list potential supervisors in your application. Supervisors make the final decisions on admission for eligible applicants.

See our list of graduate supervisor research areas for Computer Science.

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Providing you accurate admission requirements, application deadlines, tuition fee estimates and scholarships depends on your situation. Tell us about yourself:

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You can start your online application to UVic by creating a new profile or using an existing one.

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Need help?

Contact Wendy Beggs at or 250-472-5703.

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