Master of Arts in Economics atUniversity of Victoria Department of Economics


1 years - 16 months (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • The economics MA program is designed to give students a foundation in economic theory and econometrics.
  • Students will supplement this education by taking electives with an applied focus. They can choose between the thesis or extended essay program option.
  • Economic theory and econometrics applied to policy issues in:
    Environmental and resources economics
    Labor economics
    Industrial organization
    Development and growth
    Economics of Indigenous peoples
  • Students acquire effective communication skills through written work and oral presentations
  • The duration of MA Economics with co-op is 2 years.


  • University Rankings
    • #301-400

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2022

    • #359

      - QS 2023

    • #301-350

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2023

    • #324

      - US News & World Report 2023

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 3,17,750
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 6,46,574
InsuranceINR 15,948
TransportationINR 14,624
Grad Student SocietyINR 9,508
TotalINR 6,86,654

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 CAD = INR 60.18


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 2ⁿᵈ January 2023

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned



  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree with 1st class (60%); 7/10
  • Applicants to either program must satisfy the department that they have the necessary skills in mathematics, statistics, as well as written and verbal communication to undertake the program
  • Applicants who have minimal undergraduate training in economics may be considered for a preliminary program. Such students typically have a cumulative GPA of 7.0 (A-) or higher from their undergraduate degree, have strong skills in mathematics and statistics, and have undertaken some undergraduate courses in economics
  • Students are expected to have studied the following courses in their undergraduate work:
    • Microeconomic
    • Macroeconomic
    • Econometric theory
  • Admission to the MA program requires an undergraduate degree in economics, with at least a B (5.0) average in the last two years leading to the degree


Marks - 90/120

No score below 20 in each component


Marks - 6.5/9

No score of less than 6.0 on each individual component



Other eligibility criteria
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, indicating any graded coursework completed and any degrees awarded, and the date they were conferred
  • Two letters of reference (Assessment Reports): submitted from persons qualified to assess applicants ability to do graduate work
  • Official GRE and ELP scores sent directly from the testing agency to the University of Victoria
  • Resume providing an overview of experiences and other qualifications
Conditional Offer

Not mentioned

Important Dates

Sep , 2022

Course Commencement Date

Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for Canada.

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