24 months
4996 CAD/year
3568 CAD/year
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A Master's degree in Political Science at the University of Northern British Columbia, is designed for students who normally would have the equivalent of an undergraduate major in Political Science and want to undertake advanced training in scholarly research.

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Why to study

The Political Science graduate program at the University of Northern British Columbia , provides students with an advanced education in the discipline of Political Science at all levels including local, regional, national and international spheres. We specialize in comparative politics, political philosophy and Aboriginal-state relations, with additional specialties in other areas. Each student’s program of study is designed individually to meet his or her scholarly interests.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classics in political Theory
  • Social and Health policy and Administration
  • Topics in Society and Democracy
  • Aboriginal-State Relations
  • Democracy, Citizenship and Human Rights
  • Comparative Federalism
  • Comparative Northern Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful applicants to the program will hold a four-year baccalaureate in Political Science, and will have obtained a GPA of at least 3.0. UNBC and the Department of Political Science are committed to interdisciplinary co-operation, so students without undergraduate majors in Political Science may be admitted with special provisions made regarding course work and thesis research programs.
  • 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

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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.


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