University of Victoria, Department of Anthropology
University of Victoria Department of Anthropology PO Box 1700 STN CSC Victoria BC PO Box 1700 STN CSC Canada
Phone+1 250.721.7047
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General Description / Special Programs

UVic Anthropology engages with the discipline's traditional breadth of perspectives and subjects with a commitment to forging meaningful connections between subfields of Biological, Cultural, and Archaeological Anthropology. We accomplish this through integrative themes that inform our teaching and research: Inequality, Culture, Health; Evolution and Ecology; Space, Place, Knowledge and Power; and Visual Anthropology and Materiality. Departmental faculty and students are engaged in community-based research projects locally, regionally and internationally. The department values a skills-based approach to training supported by field schools in archaeological field techniques and visual anthropology.

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Degrees Offered Anthropology PhD, MA, BA, BSc major/honours
Highest Degree Offered PhD
AA/AS Field Areas
Applied Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Museum/Curatorial Studies
BA/BS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
BA/BS Requirements
See website:
MA/MS Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Experience Offered
Field Work
MA/ MS Requirements 7.5 units of course work and a 7.5-unit thesis.
PhD Field Areas
Biological Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Phd Requirements 4 courses + Colloquium = 7 units. Proposal/Candidacy = 3 units. Dissertation = 20 units. Total = 30 units
Phd Specializations Innovative PhD program centered around themes that crosscut traditional subfield boundaries: 1) Inequality, Culture and Health; 2) Evolution and Ecology; 3) Space, Place, Knowledge and Power; and 4) Visual Anthropology & Materiality
Internship / Grants / Funding
Internships Available 1
Internship Required 0
Internship Info

UVic Social Sciences Co-op for BA and MA students; UGs can arrange internships for course credit

Support Opportunities

Recruitment Fellowships available on a competitive basis. Combination of Graduate Award and Teaching Assistantships also available to PhD students on a competitive basis; may be renewable based on satisfactory progress. Teaching assistantships may be available to MA students.

Program Details
Research Facilities

Archaeology laboratory; bioanthropology laboratory equipped with 3D desktop scanner and software; Faunal prep and analysis laboratory with comparative skeletal collection of more than 2500 fish, bird and mammal skeletons; Visual and Sound anthropology laboratory to support video, audio and other media research; Oral archives and transcription laboratory; Ethnographic mapping lab for GIS and qualitative data analysis; Sound lab


PlatForum: Graduate student peer-reviewed annual journal

Certs Offered 0
Online Courses
Online Courses: 1
Online Course Info:

Please check the calendar as the online offerings vary each term. 

Application Deadlines
The application deadline for admission to the graduate programs in September is the preceding January 15.
Club / Honor Society
Anthropology Club: 1
Anthropology Club Info: B.O.A.S. Anthropology Graduate Exchange - AGE: join our Facebook page.
Lambda Alpha Chapter: 0