Что я буду изучать?

Social Dimensions of Health (SDH) is an interdisciplinary program that combines the faculties of Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, and Human and Social Development. SDH gives you the opportunity to learn about and undertake advanced research in health and its relation to society. You’ll work and study with faculty engaged in leading research.

Our program is flexible and personalized. You’ll have the freedom to pursue your research interests through colloquiums and experiential learning. Our few required courses cover topics central to health research scholarship and research skills. You’ll explore and receive training in diverse research methodologies including community- and Indigenous-engaged approaches, evidence-based modeling, mix methods, and much more.

Our Master’s program takes a unique approach to graduate health research studies. You’ll engage in flexible, relevant courses as well as hands-on research experiences. You’ll learn with a small cohort of other SDH students and share your unique perspective in colloquiums and research methods courses.

You may apply for either the MA or MSc degree. However, your designation will be decided by your supervisor and the SDH program director. Both degrees require a thesis.

Areas of focus:

  • Social determinants of health
  • Health policy, law and bioethics
  • Health of populations
  • History of medicine
  • Indigenous peoples' health
  • Mental health and addictions
  • Environmental health
  • Health over the life span

На каком факультете я буду учиться?

Faculty of Human and Social Development

Варианты обучения

Очная (2 лет)

Estimate tuition fee: CAN $5,074 (2 terms)
Начало обучения

Предполагаемое начало: Сентябрь 2022


Faculty of Human and Social Development

University of Victoria,

3800 Finnerty Road,


British Columbia (BC),

V8P 5C2, Canada

Вступительные требования

Для студентов, проживающих в Соединенных Штатах

Applicants are required to hold a BSc in Biochemistry, Microbiology or an acceptable equivalent before final acceptance can be granted. Priority is given to students with a grade point average (GPA) of 77% or above (B+ average, 3.65 on a 4 point scale, high Second Class in Britain); however, the department will consider applications from students who have a minimum GPA of 73% (B average) if they have a demonstrated record of research accomplishment. English language requirement: A minimum TOEFL exam score of 100 (on the internet based exam) or an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with no score of less than 6.5 on each academic component is required.

Для иностранных студентов

Applicants must have completed 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.

English language requirement:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 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): Minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS. No individual component can have a score lower than 6.0. We will only accept results from the Academic IELTS.

MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): A score of 90 on the MELAB will be accepted as proof of English proficiency.

Deadline: January 15 for September entry.

Требования к IELTS могут отличаться в зависимости от выбранного курса


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