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U of Victoria: MA Stream in Holocaust Studies

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria is now accepting applications for our new two-year interdisciplinary MA Stream in Holocaust Studies.

Students benefit from seminar-sized classes, a newly-designed set of foundation courses, and a dual focus on academic and professionalization skills in our disciplines. Our Holocaust Studies Stream offers a thesis and a non-thesis option and includes a required practicum in Canada or in Europe as well as exchange opportunities in Berlin and Budapest.

Interlinking scholarship with community-based field research—in effect drawing on the strengths of both academic research and experiential learning—our graduate stream will provide individual learners with key competencies designed to prepare them for a career in education, public history, museum and/or archival work, human rights education, journalism, public advocacy, and law. Our program will also provide students with a solid interdisciplinary foundation for further PhD studies in Holocaust Studies, Genocide Studies, or Human Rights and Equity Studies.

Language Requirements: 

Students are required to demonstrate their reading competency in one research-appropriate language (other than English) prior to entering the program. Depending on the nature of the proposed thesis or research project, students may be expected to reach higher proficiency levels in a research-appropriate language (other than English).


Admission to the M.A. Stream in Holocaust Studies is subject to the admission requirements of the UVic Faculty of Graduate Studies ( Applicants who have appropriate community-based experience in the field of Holocaust Studies may be considered for admission without meeting the full requirements.

If you are thinking about applying to the Holocaust Studies Stream at the University of Victoria, please contact our graduate advisor, Dr. Megan Swift (

Please also visit our website for more information:

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