48 months
24250 CAD/year
6100 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Learn amongst the experts and gain global experience in the longest-standing international development studies program in North America with the International Development Studies at Trent University.

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International Development Studies at Trent University aims to equip students with the tools to understand and analyze societal transformation, and to act in ways that contribute to progressive social and political change.

Here, you will learn from a range of experts, including anthropologists, political scientists, and economists, as you take courses that fuse theory and practical learning.

You’ll explore wide-ranging themes such as global poverty, food systems, hunger, conflict, ecological degradation, industrialization, and cultural identity, as you better understand the sources and consequences of human development around the world. Your studies will pay particular attention to the world’s most vulnerable populations and their complex relations with states, corporations and international organizations.


  • Human Rights Officer
  • Community Education Coordinator
  • Lawyer
  • Diplomat
  • United Nations Official
  • International Civil Servant
  • Humanitarian Assistance Worker
  • Refugee Affairs Program Officer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Inequality in Global Perspective
  • Gender and International Development
  • The World Food System
  • The Cinema of Development
  • Human Rights; Development & Radical Hope
  • Global Health
  • Peasants, Food & Agrarian Change
  • Global Metropolis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified below)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24250 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24250 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6100 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6100 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Peterborough

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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