International Studies undergraduate course from Bishop’s University provides students with a working knowledge of society and how decisions are made. Governments, politicians, leaders in private industry and ordinary individuals function within a framework of accepted political norms, e.g. notions of justice, freedom, rights and duties. 

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Political Studies programe at Bishop’s University also explores other political systems, e.g. the American presidential system, the European Union, communist and post-communist political systems and the impact of the new states on the emerging political economy of a new international order.

The discipline allows for a critical evaluation of society and its institutions through a study of the history of political theory; in addition, the student may engage in a problem solving approach through empirical policy research using survey methods.

Courses & Programs:

  • Major in International Studies

International Studies

The International Studies programs at Bishop’s University provide students with a broad base of knowledge of the global community in which they live, along with more advanced study and experience in global affairs. 

The programs consist of an integrated group of courses reflecting international aspects from cultural, economic, environmental, legal, political and social perspectives. Foreign language training and study abroad experiences are also incorporated into the programs. The International Studies program is designed to be taken through one of two different concentrations: Global Governance or Global Culture.

Why study Politics and International Studies at Bishop’s University?

Lectures, seminars and individual tutorials are normal methods of instruction and the department stresses personal contact with students as much as possible in order to assist students in choosing a postgraduate career in government, business or the academic field.

Where can this lead you?

Our graduates are employed in all sorts of interesting and, above all, challenging jobs. They are employed in urban affairs and planning, in journalism, financial management, government, including external affairs, and in teaching in colleges and universities in Canada and abroad. They are also engaged in teaching English as a second language in South Korea and Japan. In addition, they are employed in non-governmental organizations as policy analysts, working for a diverse range of organizations including interest groups, think-tanks, and even banks and large firms.

Others are employed in management recruitment, insurance management, business-government consulting, communications consulting and even in consulting on security especially on terrorism. Still others are self-employed in small but profitable businesses and at least two of these businesses are located right here in Lennoxville.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

  • The programs consist of an integrated group of courses reflecting international aspects from cultural, economic, environmental, legal, political and social perspectives.
  • Foreign language training and study abroad experiences are also incorporated into the programs.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Canadian:

  • graduated within the last two years from high school in Canada and you have not studied elsewhere since graduation;
  • are currently completing Grade 12 at an international school that follows a Canadian high school curriculum;
  • graduated within the last two years from an international school that follows a Canadian high school curriculum.
International:
  • are currently completing secondary school at a country outside of Canada or the USA;
  • completed completed secondary school at a country outside of Canada or the USA within the last two years and you have not studied elsewhere since completing your secondary school studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    545 CAD/credit
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  • National

    79 CAD/credit
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Living costs for Sherbrooke

  • 1080 - 1710 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Bishop’s University doesn’t offer full funding or guarantee scholarships.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

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.

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