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Master of Arts in Sociology (MA) The University of British Columbia

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Summary

Students in the M.A. program in sociology at UBC have the opportunity to specialize in any one or more of the Department's seven major areas of specialization:

  • Environment, Community and Social Movements;
  • Family and Life Course;
  • Gender and Sexuality;
  • Health and Healthcare;
  • Knowledge, Culture and Power;
  • Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; and
  • Work, Economy and Globalization.

UBC sociology has a strong tradition of publishing research that matters. A sample of recent and award-winning books include: Gillian Creese's The New African Diaspora (U. Toronto Press); Amin Ghaziani's There Goes the Gayborhood? (Princeton U. Press), Neil Gross' Why Are Professors Liberal and Why do Conservatives Care? (Harvard U. Press), Renisa Mawani's Colonial Proximities(UBC Press), Becki Ross Burlesque West: Showgirls, Sex, and Sin in Postwar Vancouver (U. Toronto Press), and Wendy Roth's Race Migrations (Stanford U. Press).

UBC sociology is the home to several important journals for the field, including the Canadian Review of Sociology (edited by Rima Wilkes), Sociological Theory (edited by Neil Gross), and Sojourners, Undergraduate Journal of Sociology (edited by UBC undergraduate students).

UBC sociology has a strong history of engaging in community and service oriented learning projects, providing students with hands-on learning experiences carrying out research for partnering organizations in and around Vancouver (e.g. Rain City Housing, SPEC, City of Vancouver, Neighborhood House Association, Be The Change). There is a strong co-op tradition, and the Department also runs the Immigrant Vancouver Ethnographic Field School (in conjunction with the Department of Anthropology).

Course options

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Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees

CAD$8,777.00 (4,85,974) per year

From

08-Sep-20, 04-Jan-21

Venue

The University of British Columbia

Vancouver Campus,

2329 West Mall,

VANCOUVER,

British Columbia (BC),

V6T 1Z4, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants for a master's degree program must hold the academic equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree from UBC with: a minimum overall average in the B+ grade range (76-79% at UBC) in third-year level and above courses; or academic standing with at least 12 credits of third- or fourth-year courses in the A grade range (80% or higher at UBC) in the field of study; or applicants who have a four-year bachelor's degree, or its academic equivalent, which does not meet the requirements stated above, but who have had significant formal training and relevant professional experience to offset such deficiencies, may be granted admission on the recommendation of the appropriate graduate program or faculty and approval of the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

TOEFL (IBT) OVERALL SCORE REQUIREMENT

100
ibT Reading 25
ibT Writing 25
ibT Listening 22
ibT Speaking 22

IELTS OVERALL SCORE REQUIREMENT

7.0
IELTS Reading 6.5
IELTS Writing 6.5
IELTS Listening 6.5
IELTS Speaking 6.5

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