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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The Political Science program of University of Victoria, British Columbia will focus on critical issues including Indigenous politics, minority rights and identity, migration and refugee movements, privacy and surveillance, democracy, human security, and international law.

Area of focus

  • European Studies

Career paths

Our students develop problem soliving and decision-making skills that lead to careers in the public, private, non-profit and business sectors.

  • Campaign organizer
  • City planner
  • Civil servant
  • Communications officer
  • Consultant
  • Diplomat
  • Fundraiser
  • Journalist
  • Human rights activist
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Media analyst
  • Mediator/negotiator
  • Policy advisor
  • Politician
  • Project management
  • Public policy analyst
  • Translator

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Canadian Politics
  • The World of Politics
  • Canadian Institutions of Government
  • An Introduction to Political Theory
  • Comparative Politics
  • European Integration and the European Union

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Your UVic admission requirements are based on your current or most recent education system (e.g. a high school in Alberta) and the faculty/program to which you're applying.
  • If you're applying for full-time undergraduate studies, you may need to also demonstrate English language proficiency and submit a supplemental application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1661 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1661 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    379 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 379 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Per unit:
  • $379 (domestic)
  • $1,661 (international)

Living costs for Victoria

  • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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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