• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Terrace, Canada
We are particularly interested in establishing cause and effect in the patterns of how society, politics, economies, culture, identity, and thought developed, through the History programme at the University of Northern British Columbia.
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Why to study

Traditionally, historians have examined prominent individuals or critical events in politics, warfare, diplomacy, economics and intellectual activity.  But in recent decades, the scope of historical study has expanded to encompass a wide range of phenomena and a broad spectrum of society.  Women’s roles in history, the daily life of ordinary men and women in the past, and the impact of imperialism and colonialism are just a few of the topics that have come under intense historical scrutiny in recent years.  Of particular interest to the current generation of historians are the relationship of the individual to society; encounters between diverse cultures; the dynamics of class, race, and gender; and the expression of power and authority (political, social, or cultural).

The study of history has direct relevance on the present.  It provides an enlightening perspective on the cultures and societies of the past and on how the ideals, institutions, and issues of today arose and evolved over time.  The discipline of History also requires intellectual rigour, and cultivates critical thinking, creative analysis, and both oral and written communication skills.  History majors are highly sought after in fields such as law, education, journalism, business, government service, and “public history” (i.e., museums, historical sites, and archives).  A History major at the University of Northern British Columbia, is also an ideal foundation for graduate study in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Continually accepting applications

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • World History to 1550
  • World History since 1550
  • Historiography: The Nature of the Historical Discipline
  • Historiography: Contemporary Theories and Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

UNBC welcomes applications for admission from qualified students from other countries. International secondary and post-secondary credentials are considered. International students must meet the equivalent of the criteria outlined for High School Admission and University Transfer in British Columbia. Admission is based on the comparison of standards for credentials and grading in the country of origin. Applicants whose first language is not English must be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    734 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 734 CAD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    184 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 184 CAD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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