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Political Science

Athabasca University

48 months
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About

Political Science at Athabasca University is the study of power, authority and governance in human affairs. In today’s world, these areas are rapidly changing and becoming more complex, with a range of public, private and non-governmental institutions involved in governing and steering society.

Overview

The Bachelor of Arts strengthens critical and creative thinking through a broad range of social, political and cultural studies.

Political Science is the study of power, authority and governance in human affairs. In today’s world, these areas are rapidly changing and becoming more complex, with a range of public, private and non-governmental institutions involved in governing and steering society.

Athabasca University’s Political Science program will help you better understand:

  • the nature and sources of power and authority
  • the impact of globalization on society and government
  • how decisions are made within your own and other societies
  • how current events fit into broader institutional, political and social contexts

Career

  • elected official
  • campaign manager or pollster
  • public servant
  • local government administrator
  • policy analyst
  • research specialist
  • lawyer
  • journalist
  • public relations specialist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Political Science: Concepts, Structures, and Institutions
  • Introduction to Political Science: Political Processes and Political Behaviour
  • Media and Power in Canadian Society
  • Political Ideologies
  • Canadian Government and Politics

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal admission requirements for either the 3-year or the 4-year program. All you need is to be 16 or older. You can enrol anytime and start right away, regardless of your previous education.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18402 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 73610 CAD for the full programme during 48 months.
  • National

    7132 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28530 CAD for the full programme during 48 months.

Funding

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