Vancouver Island University - Master's Degree

Vancouver Island University is a public higher education institution with a main campus based from Nanaimo, British Columbia in Canada. It overs a variety of bachelor's and master's degree programs in 15 academic areas that are individuall accredited by various awarding bodies in Canada.

  • Average Tuition CAD 20,957
  • Students 16,000
  • International Students 12.5%
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Vancouver Island University's early beginnings can be traced back from the year 1936, when it first opened its doors to students seeking a vocational training. Today, Vancouver Island University is among the leading contributors to Vancouver Island's cultural, social, economic growth, with over $400,000 worth of annual impact to the region.

Vancouver Island University extends its reach to students through four campuses in Duncan, Powell River, Parksville-Qualicum, and a main campus in Nanaimo, which lies on the lower slopes of Mt. Benson, providing its students with a beautiful overlooking view of the Nanaimo City. It boasts of up to 400 rooms in a variety of on-campus residences, as well as modern facilities to support not only the academic, but as well as social, recreational, and fitness needs of students. At present, Vancouver Island University offers 50 bachelor's degree and 6 master's degree programs in areas such as arts and sciences, business, education, science and technology, hospitality and tourism, and many others.

Master Programs

  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Business Administration

    CAD 32,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human reso more
  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Education

    CAD 21,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support servic more
  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Fine Arts

    CAD 21,000 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.  

  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Hospitality Management

    CAD 21,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Hospitality Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of hospitality law, international tourism management, more
  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Information Systems

    CAD 21,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Systems Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the management of data systems and related more
  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Leadership

    CAD 21,000 Tuition Fee
    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the leadership skills required in a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. The program offers courses that fo more
  • 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

    Meteorology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Meteorology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of atmospheric chemistry, weather forecasting, atmospheric physi more
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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 88
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50

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    Established in 1936

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    13% of Vancouver Island University's student body population are international students from different countries across the globe.

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    900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5, Canada

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      • Testimony
        1977-1981, post cga

        Vancouver Island University is Great

        I like the school and all the great teachers there

      • Testimony
        1981-1984

        Lots of '80's fun and some learning in between!

        I thoroughly enjoyed my time at VIU (formerly Malaspina college). It was full of kids like me trying to figure out what they wanted to do, and the staff understood that. While I don't remember all of it for obvious reasons, I do smile when I look back at what I do. Thanks for the memories VIU ;-)

      • Testimony
        2005-2007, Diploma

        Nice learning environment!

        My experience at VIU was made of lots of friends from Canada and all over the world, friendly school staff, small-town community feeling, relaxed environment, being close to the sea, and an 1hr 40min ferry ride away from big town Vancouver. I'd say it's a good place to start your university life, and of course, you always have the option to transfer else later on!