• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

During the Astronomy program of University of Victoria, British Columbia students will discover the science that allows us to see the sky in a new way, while developing a valuable range of critical problem-solving skills.

Career paths

Physics provides an excellent education for many careers. You'll graduate with skills in problem solving, logic, mathematics, data management, computer skills and technical writing.

  • Academia
  • Aerospace
  • Data science
  • Earth & ocean science
  • Energy technologies
  • Environmental science
  • Finance
  • Government policy
  • Industrial research & development
  • Information technology
  • Management consulting
  • Medicine & health science
  • K-12 education
  • Scientific computing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploring the Night Sky
  • Exploring the Cosmos
  • Concepts in Modern Astronomy
  • The Search for Life in the Universe
  • Introduction to Astrophysics
  • Introduction to Planetary Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • International students must complete 12 years or more of academic preparation and graduate from a recognized senior secondary school program. University entrance examinations required in the home country may also be requested.
  • In addition, students must satisfy UVic’s English Language Proficiency Requirement (ENPR). Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Some programs have a higher admission cut-off, or require specific prerequisite courses, and/or additional selection criteria.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24926 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24926 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    5696 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5696 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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