Specialized degree programs

Specialized degree programs have unique elements compared to regular UVic degree programs. They also have unique admission and registration requirements.

Individual interdisciplinary (INTD) programs

An individual interdisciplinary (INTD) degree program allows you to create your own academic program by combining interests in different fields of study.

Working with co-supervisors in at least two different academic units, you follow an individual program tailored to your own interests and designed in consultation with your supervisory committee. Or you may undertake interdisciplinary studies as part of a regular existing program that is interdisciplinary in nature. Learn more about individual interdisciplinary (INTD) degree programs.

Jointly-supervised individual PhD program

This type of degree program is different from other doctoral degrees at UVic because:

  • it is co-supervised by faculty members at two different universities
  • the academic program is specific to you and is outlined in a memorandum of agreement

Learn more about the jointly-supervised individual PhD program.

Double degrees at UVic

UVic offers a number of double degrees at the graduate level as well as some which combine undergraduate/graduate degrees. Learn more about double degrees at UVic.

Graduate programs by special arrangement (SPARR)

If you want to pursue research in an area that has not been formally approved as a graduate degree program at UVic, it's possible to get a unique proposal approved by "special arrangement."  Learn more about graduate programs by special arrangement (SPARR).

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

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