• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Become a global citizen. Discuss and debate the world’s most pressing issues. The Political Science program offered by the Laurentian University explores the world of politics and the politics of the world. Take on the pressing issues of our time; debate the ways forward.

About

The Political Science program offered by the Laurentian University will help you develop the knowledge, the skills and the qualities of character to address the multiple issues that face the Canadian political system and the international community:

  • the Charter of Rights and how it reflects the changing face of Canadian society
  • the rights of indigenous peoples, decolonization and the politics of natural resource development
  • unemployment, debt, inequality and socio-economic justice 
  • the place of francophones in Canada and Ontario, immigration, minority cultures and national identity
  • climate change, resource wars, global instability and conflict resolution
  • globalization and a multipolar world or one led by the US, international security and the dangers of war

Careers

An education in Political Science will serve you well in any walk of life and is particularly suited for careers in:

  • journalism
  • public relations
  • law, policy research and analysis for governments and government departments
  • political parties and candidates
  • interest groups
  • unions
  • corporations
  • international agencies and non-governmental organizations.

An undergraduate degree in Political Science has always been the pathway of choice to law schools.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Political Regimes
  • Political Ideas and Political Actors
  • Foundations of Political Science Research
  • International Relations
  • Individual, Community and the Political Order
  • Approaches to Justice
  • Philosophy of Law

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Ontario High School Applicants

  • 1 grade 12 English U/M course
  • 5 other grade 12 U/M courses 
  • A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses

International Baccalaureate

  • Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate are eligible for admission provided they have achieved a minimum score of 28 and have fulfilled the diploma requirements (six subjects, minimum three at the higher level). Applicants may receive transfer credits for higher level courses with grades of 5 or higher.
  • Applicants must submit the International Baccalaureate transcript to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    24104 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24104 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    6667 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6667 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

*tuition fees for 30 credits.

Living costs for Greater Sudbury

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.