Graduate Programs

Geography Master’s student Alessia Kockel explains her research on Marine Protected Areas in the Philippines. The goal of this research is to inform local fishers about the benefits of protecting marine areas for future generations.

We offer Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in human geography, physical geography, human-environment interactions, and geomatics.  All degrees are research-focused (i.e., thesis or dissertation option) and are supplemented by nominal coursework designed to build knowledge and enhance research- and career-related skills.

Master's programs (MSc or MA)

Our Master's program is designed to develop independent research abilities in a specific area of geography while enhancing career-relevant skills. The program involves students in coursework and research proposal development in year one, followed by independent research pursuits and thesis writing in year two. For more details, see the UVic Academic Calendar.

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PhD program

Our PhD program is a research-oriented degree designed to develop expertise in a specific area of geography via a candidacy examination, research proposal, nominal coursework, and a dissertation. For more details, see the UVic Academic Calendar.

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More information

Contact the Geography Graduate Program Assistant for more information on our program. See the following links for general information on important dates, and so on.