First Nations Studies, M.A. | University of Northern British Columbia | Terrace, Canada
24 months
Duration
4996 CAD/year
3568 CAD/year
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About

The MA program in First Nations Studies at University of Northern British Columbia  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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Overview

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 at 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
  • The State of the Discipline
  • Special Topics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  Students normally complete the 30 credit hours of the MA in First Nations Studies within 36 months of entry into the program. The first 20 months of the program are devoted to course work and the development of a research proposal for a thesis or a project. Students spend the last 16 months of the program to completing their theses or projects.
  • In the first year of the program, all students must take the following courses:
  • FNST 600-3 Foundations of First Nations Studies: Theory and Practice;
  •  FNST 602-3 The Practice of Research;
  • FNST 605-3 The State of the Discipline; and
  • FNST 650-3 Special Topics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4996 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2498 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    3568 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1784 CAD per semester during 24 months.

PT: Nat: $943 /semester

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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