University of Northern British Columbia - Office of Graduate Programs

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International Studies - Global Development and the Environment (MA)

University of Northern British Columbia - Office of Graduate Programs

Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Environmental Studies
International/Global Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,353
Careers:Environmental Impact Analysts


Our program was revised in 2018 to reflect changing global issues and how they are analysed. Building on our 20 plus years of experience, the new program brings both sharper focus to the program as well as offering students more choice. Designed for students with broadly defined social science backgrounds, the program is structured so that students are introduced to key concepts, theoretical analysis and practice in Global Development and in Global Environment as well as taking a course in Research Methods for Global Studies. Students may choose from a wide range of electives and the program draws on courses from 11 different departments; an interdisciplinarian’s dream. Many courses offer critical perspectives. Analyzing Global Development as processes, the program allows students to choose from courses focusing on the Global South, on the High North, on Indigenous issues, and on global-local dynamics. The connections between development and environment are explored and addressed. The vibrant Global Fridays Speakers Series brings global issues and speakers regularly to your classroom.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    A four-year Baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from a recognized institution, with a Cumulative GPA equivalent to at least 3.00 (B) at UNBC
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 570] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 230] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 89] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio

    * 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 October 19, 2022