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First Nations Studies

University of Northern British Columbia

24 months
3498 CAD/year
3498 CAD/year
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The University of Northern British Columbia MA program in First Nations Studies establishes the points of view of First Nations people and communities as the starting point for description and analysis, and contextualizes issues from this perspective. Courses orient students to question underlying assumptions of everyday study.

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Why to study

A special emphasis is placed on creating opportunities for students to learn from and about the First Nations of the north. This First Nations Studies program at the University of Northern British Columbia , includes courses taught in First Nations communities, internships, and community-based research projects. Each student's program culminates in completion of either a thesis or major project.

In addition to the high priority given to the First Nations of northern British Columbia, offerings include topics relevant to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada and indigenous peoples of the world.

 The areas of study within the program are: First Nations Issues and Approaches, emphasizing the development of theory and method for the understanding of contemporary issues; Northern Nations, which facilitates with the development of skills, knowledge, and experience in the study of the languages and cultures of northern British Columbia; and Aboriginal Health and Healing. Relationships with faculty in other graduate programs at UNBC enrich the options for interdisciplinary work in areas such as Health Sciences, Education, Political Science, Gender Studies, English, History, Environmental Studies, and Geography.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of First Nations Studies: Theory and Practice
  • The Practice of Research
  • Special Topics
  • Research Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form for admission to Graduate Programs.
  • Application fee.
  • Three assessment reports (letters of reference) sent directly to UNBC from the referees.
  • Official transcripts (one copy) from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Statement of Academic Interests (letter of intent).
  • Official English Language Test Scores (required for applicants whose first language is NOT English) sent directly to UNBC from the testing agencies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3498 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1749 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    3498 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1749 CAD per semester during 24 months.

PT: Nat/Intl: $924 /semester


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