Doctor of Philosophy in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (PhD)

Doctor of Philosophy
Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice

Quick Facts

Faculty of Arts
Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Mode of delivery: 
On campus
Registration options: 


Possible start dates: 
  Deadlines for
Start date Students with Canadian or US credentials Students with international credentials
September December 1st December 1st

All official supporting documents must be received by the deadline.

All official documents must be received by Dec. 15th.

Program contact details

Application enquiries: 
Please mail paper documents to: 

Centre for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
Room 038, Jack Bell Building, 2080 West Mall
British Columbia, V6T 1Z2


Criminal Record Check: 

Students may elect to take a practicum that will require a criminal record check.

Tuition / Program costs

Fees Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat International
Application Fee $94.75 $153.00
Tuition *
Installments per year 3 3
Tuition per installment $1,478.71 $2,597.84
Tuition per year $4,436.13 $7,793.52
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)   $3,200.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly) $797.00 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly) starting at $13,043.00 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.


Enrolment Data: 
  2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Applications 1        
Offers 1        
New registrations 1        
Total enrolment 13        

Due to a change in the way data were recorded in 2012 only a limited data set is available. The program was previously known as Doctor of Philosophy in Women's and Gender Studies. Data for the previous program / time are shown below:

  2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Applications 19 23 24 18 20
Offers 3 2 2 4 2
New registrations 3 2 1 4 1
Total enrolment 5 6 8 18 17

Completion Rates and Times: 

Doctor of Philosophy in Women's and Gender Studies: This program has a graduation rate of 78% based on 9 students admitted between 2000 - 2003. Based on 8 graduations between 2009 - 2012 the minimum time to completion is 4.66 years and the maximum time is 7.99 years with an average of 6.87 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.


Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 20 Aug 2013]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots.

Recent Doctoral Citations

  • Dr. Emilia Victoria Llewellyn Nielsen: "Dr. Nielsen completed her research in the field of Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. She explored the personal narratives of women who had experienced breast cancer. She argues that "disruptive breast cancer narratives" have the potential to shift public perceptions, breast cancer culture, and biomedical understandings of the disease." (November 2013)

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