The Public Policy and Global Affairs program offered by University of British Columbia students will gain expertise in one, or all, of our three main streams: Development and Social Change; Resources, Energy, and Sustainability; and Global Governance and Security. With the additional flexibility to choose a range of electives – including courses concentrating on Asia – students graduate from the program ready to address complex public policy challenges and drive meaningful change, both locally and globally.
MPPGA students will benefit from our unique curriculum which fosters creativity, innovation, and collaboration by seamlessly integrating course-based learning and practical learning experiences. Complementing this, you will learn from our diverse faculty and policy practitioners at UBC, a top ranking university in both academics and action on climate change, in Vancouver, British Columbia, one of the greenest and most livable cities in the world.
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- Economics for Policy
- Measurement and Data Analysis for Policy
- Policy Analysis and Evaluation
- Domestic and Global Policy Processes
- Public Management
- Policy in Context
- Communicating Policy
- Professional Practice in Public Policy and Global Affairs
- Research Design and Qualitative Methods
- Leadership for Policy Professionals
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- 20 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
MPPGA applications are open between October and January for the following academic year.
- Each MPPGA student must complete 27.5 credits of required core courses, 15 credits from stream and elective courses and 6 credits for the Global Policy Project for a total of 48.5 credits.
DisciplinesInternational Relations Environmental Economics & Policy Public Policy View 77 other Masters in Public Policy in Canada
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- Complete the online application form
- Upload your admission documents
- Ask your referees to submit their letters of recommendation online
- Pay the application fee
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International82354 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 82354 CAD per year during 20 months.
National48425 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 48425 CAD per year during 20 months.
Living costs for Vancouver
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.