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In Geography, you can pursue a Master’s (MA or MSc) or PhD tailored to your research interests. You’ll work on important issues affecting society today, like conservation and the changing climate’s effect on human systems. Your degree will be research-focused and supplemented with course work.

Focus your research in the areas of human geography, physical geography, human-environment interactions, or geomatics. UVic’s location on Vancouver Island gives you easy access to marine and alpine ecosystems, freshwater wetlands, rivers, lakes and a temperate rainforest for fieldwork.

Degree programs offered

Program Expected length Project or thesis Course-based
MA, MSc 2 years Yes No
PhD 3 years Yes No

Quick facts

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

Areas of focus

  • Coastal systems
  • Human geography
  • Physical geography
  • Resource management
  • Geographic information sciences

Faculties and departments

Need help?

Contact Sally Johnson at or 250-721-7350.

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