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Political Science, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Political Science program of University of Toronto immediately plunges one into controversies no less deep and intractable than those that grip political life itself. What is politics? Answers range all the way from, at one extreme, Plato's "the art whose business it is to care for souls," to, at the other extreme, Harold Laswell's "who gets what, when, how." For this reason, the study of politics makes uncommon demands on one's critical faculties; in fact, it is the leading aim of political science to cultivate just this capacity for critical reflection. To be sure, the student of politics can expect to be asked to master a great mass of plain facts, with a view to explaining what makes bureaucracies work; how great powers rise and fall; what constitutes the difference between an effective public policy and a misguided one; how one designs an unbiased opinion poll; what factors shape international decision-making; and so on. Indeed, important disciplines within Political Science address questions like these. 

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:

  • Political Theory
  • Canadian Government and Politics
  • Politics and Government of the United States
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Russian Politics
  • State, Society and Regime Change in Latin America

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to present a senior level/Grade 12 English course for admission consideration
  • An International Baccalaureate Diploma, including English HL or SL is required for admission
  • English is the language of instruction and examination at U of T, and success in our degree programs requires a high level of English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53290 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53290 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6100 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6100 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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