Graduate studies

Jackson Chu holding a invertebrate at the camera while in a wet lab
Jackson Chu (PhD 2016) studied how oxygen deficiency (hypoxia) influences fish and invertebrate communities on the seafloor in Saanich Inlet.

UVic Biology offers full-time, research-intensive MSc and PhD programs. Our faculty are making an impact with a number of vital research programs:

  • Ecology and evolution
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Genetics and genomics
  • Forest biology
  • Marine science
  • Neurobiology

At UVic, your research will be supported by access to research centres and groups, and dedicated facilities including research labs, Bev Glover Greenhouse, aquatics facility and our strong connections with local institutional scientists and the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.

For general inquiries on admission and our graduate program, check our FAQ. If you need further assistance, contact the .

Meet our researchers

Faces of UVic Research is a series of "elevator pitch" style videos showcasing the passion and commitment of UVic researchers. It's a great way to discover what our faculty are researching, which can help you choose a supervisor who fits your interests.

See more videos from the Biology playlist on YouTube.