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What will I learn?

About

Political Studies examines the use and abuse of power in societal struggles for justice, equality, freedom, and the common good. It deals with issues, at the local, national and international levels, relating to government and governance, authority and legitimacy, equity and resource distribution, rights and responsibilities, and peace and conflict.

You can begin this program off-campus

What you will learn

You will learn about the forces and factors that influence the process of political decision-making, including ideologies, political parties, political leadership, civil society, elections, and the media. You will also gain an understanding about threats to global stability including poverty, environmental degradation, human rights violations, and migration and refugees, amongst other topics of contemporary national and international significance.

Careers

Some career opportunities include:

  • Politician
  • Political aide
  • Mediator
  • Lobbyist
  • Legislative aide
  • International aid worker
  • Immigration officer
  • Political Risk Assessment Analyst
  • Foreign service officer
  • Public opinion analyst
  • Public affairs correspondent

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$22,618.00 (US$ 17,042) per year
Application deadline

Expected September 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Science

University of Saskatchewan,

Room 265 Arts, 9 Campus Drive,

Saskatoon,

Saskatchewan (SK),

S7N 5A5, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete high school. Required grade average. IELTS (Academic) - Overall Band Score: 6., With minimum individual scores of Reading: 6, Listening: , Speaking: , Writing: , TOEFL - Internet Based: 8, With minimum individual scores of Reading: 1, Listening: 1, Speaking: 19, Writing: 19, CanTEST - 4., With minimum individual scores of Reading: 4.5. Listening: 4.5, Speaking: , Writing: 4, CAEL - 7, With minimum individual scores of Reading: 6, Listening: 60, Speaking: 6, Writing: 6, MELAB – 8, With minimum individual scores of Reading: 8, Listening: 8, Speaking: >=, Writing: 8, PTE Academic - Overall score of 6, With minimum individual skills scores of Reading: 5, Listening: 5, Speaking: 5, Writing: 5, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - C with 65 score

For international students

You can enter this program directly from high school.

IELTS (Academic) - Overall Band Score: 6.5

With minimum individual scores of Reading: 6, Listening: 6, Speaking: 6, Writing: 6.

TOEFL (institutional TOEFL not accepted) - Internet Based: 86

With minimum individual scores of Reading: 19, Listening: 19, Speaking: 19, Writing: 19.

CanTEST - 4.5

With minimum individual scores of Reading: 4.5. Listening: 4.5, Speaking: 4, Writing: 4.

CAEL - 70

With minimum individual scores of Reading: 60, Listening: 60, Speaking: 60, Writing: 60.

MELAB - 85

With minimum individual scores of Reading: 80, Listening: 80, Speaking: >=3, Writing: 80.

PTE Academic - Overall score of 63

With minimum individual skills scores of Reading: 59, Listening: 59, Speaking: 59, Writing: 59.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - C with 65 score

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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