Global Development Studies

Queen's University

M.A. On Campus
10 months
12927 CAD/year
5773 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Global Development Studies from Queen's University provide advanced research training for students seeking to pursue careers in government, academia, development agencies, journalism, media, teaching, business and law. 


At Global Development Studies from Queen's University combining political-economy perspectives with cultural analysis, our students pose key questions about equitable and sustainable development in a world beset by stark inequalities, political turbulence and pressing environmental challenges. With small classes and close supervision, we give students the tools they need to pursue interdisciplinary research projects on the topics that they are passionate about. 

Students at Global Development Studies from Queen's University will:

  • build the core analytical and communication skills sought by employers in Canada and internationally. 
  • attain the skills and knowledge needed to make an impact in our increasingly connected world!
  • analytical tools and thematic knowledge needed to undertake original research projects, 
  • advance and apply their skills

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Political Economy of Development
  • The Cultural Politics of Development
  • Qualitative Research Methods and Fieldwork
  • Professional Seminar in Global Development Studies
  • Cuban Culture and Society
  • Directed Reading

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines




25 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).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A short description of your research interests in global development studies for the Research Interests section.  
  • Two academic referees
  • Two copies of official transcripts from all university-level institutions you have previously attended. 
  • At Queen's, English is the language of instruction and communication, except for the language departments. 
  • A sample of academic writing, preferably a short research essay (approximately 10 pages). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12927 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12927 CAD per year and a duration of 10 months.
  • National

    5773 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5773 CAD per year and a duration of 10 months.


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