Excellence in teaching, innovative research and an inclusive community at Vancouver Island University prepare students for success in every aspect of life.

VIU is a public university on the west coast of Canada with campuses on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun, Tla’amin, Snaw-naw-as and Qualicum First Nations.

VIU started out as the Dominion-Provincial Youth Training Centre in 1938. We have adapted to the needs of the community over the years. By the 1950s we began attracting international attention for innovation and hands-on learning. In 1969, we became Malaspina College. April 2008 saw the transition to Vancouver Island University. Today we are a full university with robust academic offerings, and, true to our roots, we continue to offer trades and vocational training.

Master Degree
  • Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Community Planning
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Education in Special Education
  • Master of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications
Graduate Diploma
  • Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management
  • Graduate Diploma in International Trade
  • Graduate Diploma in Project Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Leisure Management
  • Inclusive Education (Special Education) Graduate Diploma
  • Literacy, Language, and Learning Graduate Diploma
  • Online Learning and Teaching Graduate Diploma
  • Teacher Leadership Graduate Diploma
Graduate Certificate
  • Psychedelic-assisted Therapy
  • Graduate Certificate in Business
Post-Degree Diploma
  • Post-Degree Diploma in Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Post-Degree Diploma in Natural Resource Law Enforcement
  • Post-Degree Diploma in Languages and Culture (Romance Languages)
Bachelor Degree
  • Bachelor of Education – Post Baccalaureate
Advanced Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Applications

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Vancouver Island University Course List