24 months
4996 CAD/year
3568 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The innovative and interdisciplinary Master’s degree in International Studies at University of Northern British Columbia focuses on two of the most pressing and interlinked issues of our time: Global Development and Environment.

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Why to study

The International Studies at University of Northern British Columbia , draws on courses from 11 different graduate programs and is managed jointly by the Department of Economics and the Department of Global and International Studies.

Broadly understood as processes that affect people(s), regions and/or countries in the Global South and northern areas including the Arctic, global development is examined from multiple perspectives. These perspectives include those of international agencies and civil society organizations. Both mainstream and critical approaches to development studies are examined. The challenges facing the global environment and potential solutions are analysed. Interactions between global development and the environment and between local and global scales are examined.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Economy and Development
  • Poverty, Inequality and Development
  • International Regimes
  • Comparative Northern Development
  • Environmental Anthropology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An application for admission to Graduate Programs.
  • Respective application fee(s).
  • Three assessment reports (letters of reference) submitted 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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • 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: $924 /semester


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