• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The History program of University of Victoria, British Columbia gives students the tools to reflect on who they are, where they have come from, and where they might go.

History is serious business. Many conflicts are the result of historical myths passed off as truths to those without the tools to evaluate them critically. The ability to recall and evaluate the past is fundamental to the functioning of human society. 

Career paths

The skills you'll gain studying history are useful in many workplaces—you'll learn how to research, analyze and synthesize large amount of complex information and how to communicate it effectively.

  • Access to information officer
  • Communications coordinator
  • Counsellor
  • Cultural programs coordinator
  • Curator
  • Editor/publisher
  • Exhibit designer
  • Foreign service officer
  • Fund development
  • Historical interpreter
  • Human resources coordinator
  • Intelligence/Security Analyst
  • Immigration/intelligence officer
  • Journalist
  • Legal professional
  • Librarian/archivist
  • Museum Professional
  • Policy Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Teacher/instructor

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Discovering the Past
  • Ten Days that Shook the World
  • Epidemics from the Black Death to AIDS
  • History of Money
  • Environmental History of the World
  • Food in World History

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

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    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 48 months.
  • National

    5969 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5969 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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