Graduate studies

Student conducting research in the field
Our graduate students take advantage of our optimal location to study earth and ocean sciences as well as our tight-knit and collaborative community.

UVic is perfectly situated for offering a complete graduate education in Earth System Science. Reaching beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, we offer integrated multidisciplinary programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the general areas of geology, geophysics, oceanography and atmosphere/climate sciences, with an emphasis on Earth System Science.

UVic is part of a world-class research community in Victoria. You’ll have the opportunity to study with adjunct faculty at the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (located on campus) and the nearby Institute of Ocean Sciences and Geological Survey of Canada (Pacific).