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O que eu aprenderei?

Sustainability is concerned with maintaining the conditions necessary for the wellbeing of humans and the environment. Critical for all life on Earth, sustainability is a complex issue that requires a broad and integrated approach to address its many facets, ranging from political and social issues to scientific study and technological solutions.

The interdisciplinary graduate degree in sustainability at UBC Okanagan transcends conventional approaches, bringing together diverse perspectives, insights, tools, and techniques to seek solutions to the challenges of sustainability. Students will benefit from the knowledge and resources of four faculties and eight departments, and the collaborative opportunities resulting from the interdisciplinary nature of the program.

The MSc and MA interdisciplinary degrees in sustainability give graduate students access to the expertise of diverse, nationally and internationally recognized researchers from a variety of faculties and disciplines in a coherent, thematic framework.

Graduates of the program will come away with a nuanced understanding of contemporary sustainability issues, and be able to approach complex sustainability concerns from a holistic, systems perspective that integrates concepts from applied science, natural science, social science, and the humanities. Graduates will be prepared for positions in government, the private sector, and teaching and research institutions.


Establishing a faculty supervisory committee

Completing coursework

Preparing, presenting, and defending a thesis research proposal

Completing thesis research and writing, and defending the work


12 credits are required for the MSc degree, and 18 credits for the MA degree, including:

Proseminar in Interdisciplinary Studies (IGS 524)

Theme Seminar in Sustainability (IGS 584)

Theme Seminar in Knowledge Mobilization and Sustainability Policy (IGS 585)

One research methods course

Additional coursework, selected in consultation with the student’s supervisor (MA option)

De qual departamento farei parte?

Okanagan Campus

Opções de estudo

Período integral (24 meses)

CAD$8.604,66 (R$ 35.193) por ano
Data de início

7 Setembro 2021


Okanagan Campus

3333 University Way,


British Columbia (BC),

V1V 1V7, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Applicants must have 3.3 (B+) on a 4-point scale in third and fourth year-upper level course work. Note: Theological degrees (i.e., degrees in theology or degrees offered by a bible college, seminary or theological school) may not be acceptable as a basis for admission to graduate studies at the University of British Columbia. Applicants will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Other English language requirements: CAE: Minimum score  of B; CAEL: Overall score  of 70; TOEFL Paper-based test with the TWE (Test of Written English): Minimum score  of 55 each for Reading, Listening, and Writing (4.0 on TWE); MELAB :with the MELAB Oral Interview: 85 final score with 3 in the speaking test; PTE(Academic): Overall score: 65, Reading: 60, Listening: 60, Writing: 60, Speaking: 60.

Para estudantes internacionais

Applicants to the master’s program are expected to:

  • hold the academic equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree from UBC
  • demonstrate superior academic standing

Applicant background training must be sufficient for advanced work in their chosen field.

Applicants from a university outside Canada at which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission. Acceptable English language proficiency tests for applicants to graduate studies are:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum score of 550 (paper version); 90 overall with a minimum score of 22 in Reading & Listening and a minimum score of 21 in Writing & Speaking (Internet version), or
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service): minimum overall band score of 6.5, with no individual component score less than 6.0, or
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): minimum overall score of 85, with a final score of 3 in the speaking test.