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Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in International Political Economy Bishop's University




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These programs are offered jointly by the Departments of Economics & Politics and International Studies. As an area of academic inquiry, International Political Economy examines the relations between modes of production and distribution in the private and public spheres. Note that, in light of the impacts of globalization pressures on the political economies of the state, these programs have a decidedly international focus.

The B.A. Major Program in International Political Economy consists of at least 48 credits, with 24 credits drawn from Politics and International Studies and 24 from Economics.

Where can this lead you?

Our graduates are employed in all sorts of interesting and, above all, challenging jobs. They are employed in urban affairs and planning, in journalism, financial management, government, including external affairs, and in teaching in colleges and universities in Canada and abroad. They are also engaged in teaching English as a second language in South Korea and Japan. In addition, they are employed in non-governmental organizations as policy analysts, working for a diverse range of organizations including interest groups, think-tanks, and even banks and large firms. Others are employed in management recruitment, insurance management, business-government consulting, communications consulting and even in consulting on security especially on terrorism.

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Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees

CAN $816.67 per credit; Compulsory fee: CAN $1,569.69




Faculty of Arts and Science

2600 College Street,


Quebec (QC),

J1M 1Z7, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

International High School Students: You are considered an international high school student for admission purposes if you: are currently completing secondary school at a country outside of Canada or the USA; or you completed secondary school at a country outside of Canada or the USA within the last two years and you have not studied elsewhere since completing your secondary school studies

Admission Requirements General: Completed secondary school credential that would permit you access to university in that country. If you are studying at or have graduated from secondary school in a country where secondary school finishes after only 11 years of formal schooling, you may not apply directly to Bishop’s University. You will need to complete at least one year of study at a college or university before applying to transfer to Bishop’s.

English language proficiency requirements: TOEFL minimum overall score of 237 (computer-based) or 90 (internet based); IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5; MELAB minimum overall score of 85; Canadian Academic English Language - CAEL minimum overall score of 70; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) minimum score of C; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) minimum score of C; Pearson Test of English: Academic (PTE: Academic) minimum overall score of 61.

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