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Earth and Ocean Sciences (MSc)

Located on the southern-most tip of Vancouver Island, UVic is uniquely situated to offer you access to a rich and diverse biome to study. The research in Earth and ocean sciences is designed to offer a broad spectrum of skills and focuses.

You’ll receive a unique education that takes you out on field trips, field schools and marine cruises. You’ll also receive hands-on mentorship from our faculty as you complete your thesis. Your experience here will hone your research skills and give you an edge in your career.

Expected length Project and/or thesis Course-based
2 years Yes No

Quick facts

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

Find a supervisor

All graduate students in this program must have a faculty member who serves as their academic supervisor. When you apply:

  • you must list a potential supervisor on your application
  • this faculty member must agree to be your supervisor and recommend your admission

To find a supervisor, review the faculty contacts. When you've found a faculty member whose research complements your own, contact them by email.

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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.

Apply now    How to apply

Need help?

Contact Ms. Kalisa Valenzuela at or 250-721-6120.

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