The University of British Columbia - Okanagan - College of Graduate Studies

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Global Studies

The University of British Columbia - Okanagan - College of Graduate Studies

Faculty:College of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:International/Global Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,302
International: $9,314


The Global Studies interdisciplinary graduate program at UBC’s Okanagan campus addresses prominent themes and trends in a globalized world. It is a truly interdisciplinary program that concentrates on the intersection of global politics, economics, social policy, and culture. The program emphasizes both theory and the everyday applications of knowledge. Students will learn to analyze complex global issues in a practical manner, using both traditional and avant-garde conceptual approaches.

This global studies program will also give students access to the knowledge, resources, and collaboration of three faculties and eight departments at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Unique synergies and opportunities are created by the wide variety of expertise of professors from the areas of anthropology, cultural studies, english, economics, gender and women’s studies, indigenous studies, nursing, philosophy, politics, sociology, and social work. Students will gain the analytical skills required for employment in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. For those pursuing an academic career, the global studies program will provide students with the conceptual, methodological and research skills required to advance to the PhD or post-doctorate level.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*76 to 80
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    PhD applicants will normally have a master’s degree in a related field, with a B+ (76%) average or better, and clear evidence of research ability or potential. Applicant background training must be sufficient for advanced work in their chosen field.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 13, 2022