International Development Studies, B.A. | York University | Toronto, Canada
B.A. On Campus

International Development Studies

48 months
33791 USD/year
7153 USD/year
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This International Development Studies BA program at York University will challenge you to analyze colonialism and the developing world, the gap between rich and poor nations and the social, cultural, economic and political elements of international development case studies.


York University's International Development Studies BA program will help you develop a deep and sophisticated understanding of the dimensions of world poverty, its causes and the processes of development aimed at eliminating poverty by promoting human fulfillment and achievement.

The program

You will emerge from the program with a thorough grounding in the history, debates, dimensions, institutional approaches and critiques of the field, but also able to read World Bank documents, talk the institutional language of development professionals and know how to put together and implement a development research or delivery proposal.

  • Participate in the events and workshops offered by York's International Secretariat for Human Development and Democratic Governance.
  • Complement your study with overseas internships, volunteer positions or study abroad programs to develop awareness and respect for diverse cultures and to become familiar with the dynamics of poverty and development.
  • Join the International Development Studies Student Association to develop and support the advancement of international development.

Possible Career Paths Include:

  • international development professional in the public, non-governmental or private sector
  • officer in a non-governmental, governmental or international agency
  • teacher, researcher, policy analyst or academic
  • social activist or community development worker
  • specialist in topics of international development such as international law, labour, environment, gender, culture, health, ethnicity, politics, demographics, migration, etc.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Development Studies
  • Development in Comparative and Historical Perspective
  • Development Studies Research Methods
  • Caribbean Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official Transcripts (all students are required to submit official transcripts except those qualifying as Mature applicants or as Visiting Students on a Letter of Permission)
  • Course Descriptions
  • Language Proficiency Requirements
  • Supplementary Application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33791 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33791 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    7153 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7153 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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