Skip to main content

Earth and Ocean Sciences

Study topics like global climate change, earthquakes, groundwater contamination or marine pollution through a Master of Science (MSc) or PhD graduate degree option. You can study integrated multidisciplinary programs in geology, geophysics, oceanography and atmosphere and climate sciences.

In Earth and ocean sciences, you’ll receive a unique education that takes you out on field trips, field schools and marine cruises. We believe that to study the planet, you have to experience it firsthand. You’ll also have the opportunity to study with faculty from the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis and the nearby Institute of Ocean Sciences and Geological Survey of Canada (Pacific).

Degree programs offered

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

Quick facts

Program options:
Masters, Doctorate
Program delivery:
On-campus
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

  • Petrology
  • Geochemistry
  • Paleo geochemistry
  • Marine geochemistry
  • Marine biogeochemistry/phytoplankton
  • Biological oceanography
  • Marine biology
  • Ocean mixing
  • Ocean acoustics
  • Climate theory and modelling
  • Hydrothermal studies
  • Structural geology
  • Sedimentology
  • Geophysics

Faculties and departments

Need help?

Contact Ms. Kalisa Valenzuela at eosc@uvic.ca or 250-721-6120.

0 saved

This website stores cookies on your computer. These cookies are used to collect information about how you interact with our website and allow us to remember you. We use this information in order to improve and customize your browsing experience and for analytics and metrics about our visitors both on this website and other media. To find out more about the cookies we use, see our Privacy Policy.