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Political Science

In our Master of Arts (MA) and PhD degree programs, you’ll research local, national, and global hot-button issues. You can focus on a variety of topics such as Indigenous land claims and treaty rights, social movements, privacy and surveillance, democracy or international law.

You’ll benefit from UVic’s proximity to the BC Legislature and ties to provincial government.

Degree programs offered

Program Expected length Project and/or thesis Course-based
MA 1-2 years Yes Yes
PhD 4 years Yes Yes

Quick facts

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

Areas of focus

  • Contemporary political theory
  • International and transnational politics
  • Democratic constitutionalism
  • Comparative public policy and governance
  • Cultural, Social and Political Thought
  • Politics of the global south
  • Indigenous nationhood
  • Canadian politics

Faculties and departments

Need help?

Contact Rachel Richmond at or 250-721-7486.

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