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Earth and Ocean Sciences (PhD)

In your PhD, you will work within a community of diverse and innovative research, preparing a final dissertation that will show your hard work and research focus.

You’ll have the opportunity to study integrated multidisciplinary programs in geology, geophysics, oceanography and atmosphere and climate sciences.

This research will be supplemented by coursework and a candidacy exam. Your dissertation will highlight your achievements and advance our knowledge the world around us.

Expected length Project and/or thesis Course-based
2-4 years Yes No

Quick facts

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

Find a supervisor

PhD students 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.
  • Include an email from your supervisor with your application.

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.

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Need help?

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

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