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What will I learn?

Located on the southern-most tip of Vancouver Island, UVic is uniquely situated to offer you access to a rich and diverse biome to study. The research in Earth and ocean sciences is designed to offer a broad spectrum of skills and focuses.

You’ll receive a unique education that takes you out on field trips, field schools and marine cruises. You’ll also receive hands-on mentorship from our faculty as you complete your thesis. Your experience here will hone your research skills and give you an edge in your career.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$15,840.00 (US$ 11,661) per year
Start date

9 January 2023, 15 May 2023, 6 September 2023

Venue

Faculty of Science

Bob Wright Centre, Room A201,

University of Victoria,

VICTORIA,

British Columbia (BC),

V8P 5C2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an institution recognized by Uvic; Equivalent of a minimum “B” average over the last two years of your degree; Any requirements specific to your program of study; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): We require a minimum score of 90 from the internet-based TOEFL (IBT). You must also score at least 20 points each in the listening, speaking, reading and writing sections; IELTS (International English Language Testing System): We require minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS. No individual component can have a score lower than 6.0.

For international students

You must have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Earth and Ocean Sciences or a closely-related science.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): We require a minimum score of 90 from the internet-based TOEFL (IBT). You must also score at least 20 points each in the listening, speaking, reading and writing sections.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System): We require minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS. No individual component can have a score lower than 6.0.
MET (Michigan English Test): A score of 64 on the MET will be accepted as proof of English proficiency.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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