Graduate student Brigitte Benning in a classroom
Graduate student Brigitte Benning received a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship to support her research into the importance of cultural supports in higher education for Indigenous and M├ętis students like her.

Why graduate studies at UVic?

Our department is recognized for its strength in both research and teaching and offers master's and doctoral programs in a stimulating and supportive environment.

We welcome graduate students with a range of different research interests. The department includes among our research strengths: aging, gender, sexuality, health, political sociology/social movements, crime, family, environment, qualitative methods, quantitative methods and social theory.

Sociology graduate students may apply to the interdisciplinary Cultural, Social and Political Thought program, which provides students with innovative theoretical perspectives on contemporary issues.

Our graduate students benefit from:

  • a well-rounded sociological education with equal emphasis on theory, methods and areas of interest
  • courses that draw on the current research of faculty
  • the opportunity to specialize with advanced courses in theory, qualitative methods and quantitative methods
  • skill-building activities like professional development events, the graduate student colloquia series and teaching assistant workshops

For more information on our graduate programs, see the FAQ page.

What are our faculty studying?

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