International Development Studies

Dalhousie University

24 months
17741 CAD/year
10236 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University aims to foster greater understanding between developed and underdeveloped societies through study, research and cross-cultural learning experiences.



The International Development Studies degree offered by Dalhousie University is interdisciplinary and draws on courses in Biology, Business Administration, Community Health & Epidemiology, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Health Administration, History, International Development Studies, Law, Marine Affairs, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology and Social Anthropology, and Urban and Rural Planning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Health Administration
  • History
  • International Development Studies
  • Law
  • Marine Affairs
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing
  • Complete the graduate application form (online application)
  • Pay $115 application fee
  • An official academic transcript and degree certificate (if degree conferral not stated on Transcripts) for each post-secondary institution attended
  • Two academic reference letters

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17741 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17741 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    10236 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10236 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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