24 months
8604 CAD/year
4897 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Understand the causes and consequences of the issues that drive our world on this Power, Conflict, and Ideas program from University of British Columbia.


The interdisciplinary graduate degree in power, conflict, and ideas at UBC’s Okanagan campus brings together diverse perspectives, insights, tools, and techniques needed to comprehend and address today’s challenges, and allow graduates to become agents of change.


Students will study the dynamics of political environments, learn how to use archives and historical data, study social theory and theoretical approaches, learn how to apply ethical frameworks, and develop critical analytical skills. In pursuing this field of study, students will be able to pursue rigorous graduate study that culminates in an in-depth individual research project. 

The interdisciplinary nature of the Power, Conflict, and Ideas program from University of British Columbia, drawing from multiple faculties and departments, allows for a range of teaching and research opportunities in different departments.

Programme Structure

Research Areas:

  • Criminology, law, and legal systems
  • Social movements and political consciousness
  • Gender, social reproduction, and sexuality
  • Inequality, economic systems, and social policy
  • Critical race theory, intersectionality
  • Ideology, religion, and identity in conflict
  • Post-humanism, interspecies, and critical animal studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Statement of Intent
  • English language test (for non-native speakers of English)
  • CV or resumé
  • Three reference forms or letters

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    8604 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8604 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4897 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4897 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Kelowna

1296 - 1928 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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