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Northern Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Why to study

Circumpolar environmental processes are becoming recognized as key indicators of global change; circumpolar indigenous peoples are gaining a greater voice both nationally and internationally; circumpolar political arrangements are illustrating new forms of regional governance. For these and other reasons, a better understanding of northern conditions and issues is needed.

Students at the Northern Studies programme at the University of Northern British Columbia, are required to complete 54 credit hours of coursework consisting of seven core courses (21 credit hours); one course (3 credit hours) in Methodology; at least five courses (15 credit hours) from the "Environment and Health" list of courses, and at least five courses (16 credit hours) from the "Culture and People" list of courses.

The remaining electives and prerequisites are open to design by the student, but 30 credit hours must be at the Upper-Division level.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Continually accepting applications

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to the Circumpolar North
  • Lands and Environments of the Circumpolar North 1
  • Lands and Environments of the Circumpolar North 2
  • Peoples and Cultures of the Circumpolar World 1
  • Peoples and Cultures of the Circumpolar World 2
  • Contemporary Issues in the Circumpolar North 1
  • Contemporary Issues in the Circumpolar North 2
  • Environment and Health
  • Human Adaptability
  • Biology of Circumpolar Peoples
  • Topics in British Columbia Archaeology
  • Plants, Society and the Environment
  • Ethnobotany
  • Plant Ecology
  • Environmental Economics and Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Impact Assessment

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    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:

    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:

    570

    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

The University of Northern British Columbia welcomes applications for admission from qualified students from other countries. Completed, appropriate secondary qualifications from other countries will be considered for High School admission, and study at recognized universities and colleges will be considered for Transfer admission.

International applicants must be in good academic standing and be able to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in English. For more information, please visit the program’s website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    734 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 734 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    184 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 184 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

Loans:

Government student loans are available to students who can demonstrate financial need. Therefore, funds are loaned only to students whose financial resources from parents, summer employment, part-time work, and other sources do not cover the estimated cost of their education.

Canada Student Loans, a federal program, and British Columbia Student Loans, a provincial program, both provide interest-free loans for full-time students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

As part of the Canada and Provincial Student Loans Program, assistance options are available for full-time or part-time students with permanent disabilities.

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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