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Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University is a place where students don’t just go, they Happen. Because CBU is a unique place where students who believe that they can actually have an effect in the world discover what that effect is going to be.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (1)



CBU traces its roots to 1951 when the “St. Francis Xavier University Sydney Campus”, also referred to as “Xavier Junior College” (XJC), was opened in downtown Sydney as a satellite campus of St. Francis Xavier University. Growth during the 1950s saw several buildings opened on this site.


At CBU, you’ll discover the effect you’re going to have in the world. With one-of-a-kind programs, small class sizes and an energetic campus life, CBU will quickly become more than your university—it will become your home away from home!


Cape Breton University researchers are addressing important issues in scholarly discourses and debate, as well as problems that concern the general public. The research undertaken at CBU is making a difference—to academics, students, and to the community. The projects CBU researchers participate in are original, world-class and respected among other scholars and the public.


Explore opportunities and create a path to your future career with Cape Breton University’s Career Services by your side.  It is a good idea to begin the process of career planning in your first year, but creating the path to your future can begin at anytime, call us today!

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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Student services

Whether you are having difficulty in a particular subject, have questions about your program or need help choosing courses, we offer a variety of services and programs to help you:

  • make choices that match your personal and academic goals
  • develop the skills you need to make decisions for your future
  • find solutions to challenges related to finances, education and accessibility

Housing services

Living in residence is a big part of the university experience, and will make up so many of the memories you create at CBU. Our residences is where students from all over the world come together and discover what it really means to be a Cape Bretoner. From the moment you arrive in your residence, you’re going to feel like you’ve found your home away from home.

Library services

Being the primary academic information resource for Cape Breton University, the Library’s mission is to promote learning; support teaching; and enhance scholarship, research, and creative activities by building collections and providing expert services and innovative access to information.

ICT services

At Cape Breton University, the IT Services Department delivers technology services and support to faculty, staff and students. From networking through educational support, academic and administrative computing, IT Services endeavours to provide the best possible support to its clients. All classrooms have been equipped with smart classroom technologies. 

Medical services

Cape Breton University recognizes the reciprocal relationship between mental and physical health, over-all well being and academic success. As such, CBU is committed to supporting students to develop the skills to enhance well being and cope with challenges, as well as access formal supports  (sexual violence response & support, medical and counselling services).

Student Life

Campus life

Cape Breton University offers three unique residence living options so you can choose the best arrangement for you. From the traditional single dorm room, to an apartment style set-up with roommates, we think you’re really going to love life on campus!

Student Reviews

Struggle of Nigerian students
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

I graduated from university of Abuja, I had a wonderful time the level of education was okay.the challenge was there was always strike,this really affected learning.

Nutcracking Edu
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I was so pleased that i got a wonderful experience of learning with a good number of professors and a lot of colleagues from my university. And throughout the learning core I had an environment friendly learning curriculum.

Excellent Studies!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very Good learnt a lot great environmental engineering experience.

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