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This full-time 12 to 24 month program, leading to a master of arts (MA) in international studies, consists of seven courses that are completed over three consecutive terms. The duration of the program may be extended with the approval of the senior supervisor and graduate chair/director. In addition, students can earn a regional concentration by completing two courses and writing their thesis (IS 898) or extended essay (IS 880) on their region of expertise.

The available concentrations are:

Latin American Studies
Middle Eastern Studies

Program Requirements
Extended Essays Option

This program consists of course work and two extended essays for a minimum of 30 units.

Students must complete

IS 800 - Problems of International Policy and Practice (4)
IS 801 - Institutions, Policies and Development (4)
IS 806 - State Failure and Reconstruction: Comparative Perspectives (4)
IS 830 - Analytic Approaches for International Studies (4)
and two elective graduate courses for a minimum of eight units (subject to approval of the graduate chair or director)
and two extended essays

IS 880 - MA Extended Essays (6)
Each extended essay should be approximately 8,000 words. Submission to the library is not required. The options are writing a policy briefing (or policy briefings), a review essay (or review essays), or some other type of writing focused on synthesis and analysis, rather than original research.

Thesis Option

This program consists of course work, a thesis prospectus, and a thesis for a minimum of 30 units. Students pursuing an optional regional concentration complete an additional four units of course work for a minimum of 34 units. Approved courses for each regional concentration can be found in the relevant section below.

Students must complete the following required courses:

IS 800 - Problems of International Policy and Practice (4)
IS 801 - Institutions, Policies and Development (4)
IS 806 - State Failure and Reconstruction: Comparative Perspectives (4)
IS 830 - Analytic Approaches for International Studies (4)
In addition, students are required to take one elective graduate course for a minimum of four units (subject to approval of the graduate chair or director) and a sign up for the thesis prospectus and MA thesis:

IS 886 - Thesis Prospectus (2)
IS 898 - MA Thesis (8)
The thesis prospectus should be comprised of 3,000 words and should lay out a research question, the relevant scholarly literature and propose a method for conducting the research. Students will then research and write a thesis of between 14,000 and 16,000 words. The thesis will be the result of original research and will be designed with the goal of producing a publishable article.

Regional Concentrations

The available regional concentration areas are Latin American Studies (LAS) and Middle Eastern Studies (MES).

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (LAS)

Students must complete two of the following

HIST 845 - Themes in Latin American History (5)
IS 815 - Theories of Latin American Development (4)
IS 835 - Social and Political Change in Latin America (4)
or an elective course with significant LAS content subject to the approval of the graduate chair or director

MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES (MES)

Students must complete two of the following

HIST 852 - Themes in Middle Eastern History (5)
IS 814 - Special Topics on the Middle East (4)

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Opções de estudo

Período integral (At least four terms)

Valores
CAN $1,909 per term
Prazo para inscrição

31 January 2020

Data de início

8 Setembro 2020

Localização

Vancouver Campus

Harbour Centre,

515 West Hastings Street,

VANCOUVER,

British Columbia (BC),

V6B 5K3, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Brasil

Other English Language Requirements accepted: A minimum TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based); PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) with a minimum overall score of 63, and a minimum of 65 in speaking and writing .

Para estudantes internacionais

Normally, to be considered for admission, applicants must have a bachelor's degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 from a recognized university, preferably in an arts or social sciences discipline. In addition, the School also requires a statement of research interest. Those admitted with other credentials or those with arts degrees who in the judgment of the graduate chair are without adequate foundation in the social sciences may be required to make up any deficiency without receiving graduate credit for those courses.

Applicants normally will be required to achieve a minimum score of 7.0 on the International English Language Test System (IELTS - the academic NOT the general test) with a minimum of 6.5 in each section. The Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL) may be used as an equivalent test provided a score of 93 or better is achieved with a minimum of 20 in each section (TOEFL-internet based exam), or TOEFL 580 and the Test of Written English(TWE) 5.0 (paper-based).

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