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Interdisciplinary Studies (MA) - Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

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School:The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Description:

Interdepartmental and inter-faculty groupings are usually able to guide students in setting up disciplinary programs. Where no established degree program exists, a student may request admission into a special individual interdisciplinary program administered by a supervisory committee representing the various disciplines involved. In the program as it now exists, the prospective student has to bring together three or four qualified faculty from different departments or units. Because there are no constraints on which fields are brought together, there are virtually no two students in the same subfield. Research topics in this program have included, for example:



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  • Red Rhetorics: Politics, Polemics and the Marx-Machine (involving the Departments of English, Germanic Studies, and Philosophy)
  • Multicultural Practices of Canadian Immigrant Youth: 'A Work in Progress' (involving the Departments of Educational Studies, English, and Anthropology)
  • URL:Interdisciplinary Studies (MA) - Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at The University of British Columbia - Vancouver - Faculty of Graduate Studies
    Thesis Based:Yes
    Cost per year:*
    Provincial: $5,096
    National: $5,096

    Cost per year is the tuition per year plus annual increase, usually 2%-5%.

    Admission Requirements

    Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*76
    Prerequisites:*

    These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

      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.
    • Test Scores:
      • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery

      Applicants whose degrees are from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission.
      All applicants must complete an online application form and pay the application fee to be considered for admission to UBC.
      All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study.

      Application Notes : Applicants whose degrees are from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission.
      All applicants must complete an online application form and pay the application fee to be considered for admission to UBC.
      All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study.
      Additional Admission Requirements:
      • Letter(s) of Reference
      • Statement of Research Interests
      A minimum of three references are required for application to graduate programs at UBC. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
      Cost Notes : Cost per year is the tuition per year plus annual increase, usually 2%-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 July 25, 2020