Ph.D. On Campus


University of Victoria

48 months
5074 CAD/year
4022 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Facilities are available for graduate work in Canadian, European, British, Middle Eastern, Japanese and Chinese History at University of Victoria, British Columbia. Courses are divided into geographical and topical. 


History Courses at University of Victoria, British Columbia are divided into geographical and topical.  Geographical courses are designed to cover major historiographical issues over a broad chronological period, within the various geographical areas: Canadian, British, American, European and Asian. 

Learning outcomes

Topical courses examine secondary literature on a significant topical theme such as social, military, intellectual/cultural, gender/women's, First Nations, religious, world or business history and cover various geographical areas and chronological periods. They relate to the particular themes that the student will pursue in his/her Ph.D. dissertation. The courses taken help to prepare students for the comprehensive written and oral examinations.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Historiography
  • Geographical or Topical Field Courses
  • Independent Study Course
  • Comprehensive Exams
  • Dissertation Proposal
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In addition to reference letters and transcripts required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, students must submit a letter of intent outlining their particular area of interest within the field of History and their proposed dissertation topic (see below for information about the letter of intent). This document will assist the department in determining whether or not it can provide appropriate supervision.
  • If a student's research program requires reading knowledge of a language other than English, individual supervisors may require proof of competency in that language in order for the candidate to be considered for admission to the doctoral program.
  • Students whose first language or language of instruction is not English will need to demonstrate a high level of competency in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5074 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2537 CAD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    4022 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2011 CAD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Victoria

1490 - 2092 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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