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Political Science

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Program Information

School:University of Victoria
Faculty:Social Sciences
Field of Study:Political Science and Government, General
Description:Political Science is the study of power, authority and governance in human affairs. Political scientists examine the social, economic, cultural, historical, geographical and other forces that generate conflicts both within and among societies. They analyse the institutional and ideological forms through which such conflicts are resolved, or are not resolved, or are resolved to the advantage of some but not of others.

From the deployment of military weapons and the flows of global finance to the most intimate practices of daily life, power and claims to legitimate authority are an inescapable part of human existence. Political scientists have developed a wide range of theoretical perspectives and techniques to try to understand these processes. They are interested in the workings of large structures like the modern state and the international system, and in the more obvious struggles for power among political parties and politicians. They are also interested in the detailed practices of social movements or the mass media, for example, and the less obvious forms of power expressed in claims about knowledge, culture or gender.
URL:Political Science at University of Victoria
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,428
International: $22,783
Careers:LegislatorsIntelligence OfficersProgram Officers Unique to Government

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75 to 100
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

* 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 August 11, 2018