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Political Science

University of British Columbia

M.A.
12 months
Duration
8952 CAD/year
5095 CAD/year
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About

The Department of Political Science offers Master of Arts in Political Science program at University of British Columbia and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs that are structured around five substantive fields: Canadian politics, international relations, comparative politics, political theory, and U.S. Politics. 

Overview

In the Political Science program at University of British Columbia, we offer in the range of 25 graduate seminar courses per year and ample support for mentoring grad students in their professional development, through research collaboration, workshops, and colloquia. We have very successful doctoral graduates, judged by our record of placing graduates in academic positions in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, Australia, and elsewhere.

What makes the program unique?

One of the key criteria that sets the Political Science department at UBC apart is the methodological breadth and diversity of research interests of faculty members, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. We have particular strengths for graduate students in:

  • indigenous politics, with indigenous faculty members in two different subfields
  • critical political theory and identity politics
  • democratic theory and practise
  • political behaviour, parties and elections
  • comparative public policy and institutions
  • migration, social diversity, and identity
  • environmental politics
  • international norms, institutions and goverance, and human security.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in Canadian Politics: Comparative Public Management 
  • Core Seminar in Comparative Government and Politics
  • Comparative Western Governments: Core Seminar in United States Politics 
  • Issues in Comparative Politics 
  • Core Seminar in Political Theory
  • International Organization
  • Research Seminar in International Relations 
  • Qualitative Methods of Political Analysis
  • Quantitative Techniques of Political Analysis.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

Canadian students:

Normally, applicants for a master's degree program must hold the academic equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree from UBC including one of the following:

  • A minimum overall average in the B+ range (76% at UBC) in third- and fourth-year courses.
  • Academic standing with at least 12 credits of third- or fourth-year courses in the A grade range (80% or higher at UBC) in the field of study.

International students:

  • Most three-year, Bologna-compliant degrees from research-intensive universities are acceptable as a basis for admission to master's programs at UBC.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8952 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8952 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5095 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5095 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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