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Political Studies 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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Overview

Education

The Honours, Major and Minor programs in Political Studies from Bishop’s University provide students with a foundation across the main areas of political science, including Canadian Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy. 

Majors and Honours students will normally take the two general introductory courses and a selection of courses from each of the other divisions. This ensures that graduates will have a wide knowledge of different areas of Politics and International Studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

The programme is divided into seven divisions: 

  • General Introductory Courses, 
  • Canadian Politics, 
  • Political Theory, 
  • Comparative Politics: International and Public Affairs, 
  • International Relations, 
  • Empirical Theory and Methods, 
  • Honours Thesis, Independent Studies and Practicum.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Normally have completed 12 years of formal schooling and received a secondary school credential that would permit you access to university in that country. If you are studying at or have graduated from secondary school in a country where secondary school finishes after only 11 years of formal schooling your application will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Minimum average required varies depending upon curriculum followed; transcripts are reviewed on an individual basis. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    652 CAD/credit
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  • National

    84 CAD/credit
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Out-of Province and French Citizens & Belgian Francophone: $264 per credit

Living costs for Sherbrooke

  • 1080 - 1710 CAD/month
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