Program list & descriptions

History ( Masters )

We offer programs of graduate study leading to the Master of Arts degree. Course work is selected in consultation with the graduate adviser and the student's supervisor. Attention is paid to both the specific research interests of the student and the need for exposure to diverse subjects and methodologies. Thesis MA students complete and defend a thesis; non-thesis MA students complete an extended research paper.


Prerequisite Minimum standing
BA B+ or A- average in final year

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Entry point Domestic students International students
September June 30 June 30

Applications submitted by February 28 may be considered for funding.


  • Statement of intent
  • Writing sample
  • For details, please consult the History website

Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
Chair Jason Colby 250-721-7381 Cle B245
FAX 250-721-8772
Admin Assist to Chair, Karen Hickton 250-721-7381 CLE B245b
Administrative Officer Theresa Gallant 250-472-5661 CLE B245d
Admin Assist, Graduate Program Heather Waterlander 250-721-7384 CLE B245
Admin Assist, Undergrad Program Eileen Zapshala 250-721-7383 CLE B245

Co-operative education opportunities

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email

Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.

What other career development support does UVic offer?

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through:

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Professional development
Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Graduate Students' Society

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