Political Studies

University of Manitoba

M.A. On Campus
24 months
11325 CAD/year
5147 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba offers a program of full or part time study leading to the Master of Arts (MA) degree. 


The objective of the MA program in Political Sciences, offered by the University of Manitoba, is to provide an advanced level of understanding of political systems, decision-making processes, and procedures, institutions, and policies at all levels of government.  The degree is designed to prepare students to pursue further graduate work and also prepare them for careers in education, law, politics, community development, policy analysis, journalism, advocacy, management, and consulting.

The main purpose of the MA program is to provide students with a solid background in Political Studies, first, by ensuring that they acquire a comprehensive knowledge in at least two fields of Political Studies, and, second, by developing their ability to undertake independent research. The five fields of Political Studies covered by the Department of Political Studies are: Canadian politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory and public administration. The MA program consists of two independent streams of study: the course-based stream and the thesis stream. Students are expected to select a stream at the beginning of their program of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Comparative Politics of Advanced Industrial States 
  • Directed Readings in Politics 
  • State-Civil Society Relations 
  • Canadian Government 
  • Canadian Democracy 
  • Selected Topics in Political Behaviour 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Studies
  • Statement of Intent
  • Publication/Writing Sample
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11325 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11325 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5147 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5147 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Political Studies
University of Manitoba


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