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What will I learn?

The study of Political Science at the University of Toronto is wide-ranging and diverse. Courses are offered in political theory, Canadian government, international relations, and the politics of societies that are industrialized, developing, and in transition. Many courses deal with issues (such as environmental politics, diversity, peace and conflict, globalization) that cut across fields. Course offerings are designed to introduce students to Political Science at the first-year level, provide the foundations for further study at the second-year level, and provide specialized lecture and seminar courses at the intermediate and advanced levels. Studies in Political Science provide students with a good grounding in one of the chief social science disciplines and an opportunity to explore the issues that confront us as individuals, groups, societies and on the international level as we prepare for the twenty-first century. In addition to the materials covered, Political Science courses are set up to offer students an opportunity to learn writing and analytical skills to support a challenging and diverse career.

Courses in Political Science dovetail with programs in many other disciplines of the social sciences and the humanities: Economics, Sociology, History, Philosophy, and Psychology. A student interested in Canadian studies or urban problems, for example, would be well advised to choose courses from all these disciplines, as would someone has interested in international affairs or foreign area studies. A student planning graduate work in the social sciences should seek to obtain a basic understanding of each of these disciplines.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$59,320.00 (US$ 43,017) per year
Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

Scarborough Campus (UTSC)

1265 Military Trail,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M1C 1A4, Canada

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$59,320.00 (US$ 43,017) per year
Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

University of Toronto

St. George Campus,

27 King's College Circle,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M5S 1A1, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

English Language Requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum scores required for the different TOEFL tests are: Internet-based Test: Minimum Requirement: total score of 100 + 22 on Writing; Discretionary Range: total score 89-99 + 22 on Writing. Cambridge Assessment English C1: Advanced or C2: Proficiency: A minimum overall score of 180, with at least 170 in each component. Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): The minimum score required to meet our English facility requirement is an overall score of 70 and no part below 60. Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): The minimum requirement is a total score of 4.5, and no part below 4.

For international students

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Six 4U/M courses, including:

  • English (ENG4U) or equivalent requirements

English language requirements

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum scores required for the different TOEFL tests are:

Internet-based Test:

Minimum Requirement: total score of 100 + 22 on Writing

Discretionary Range: total score 89-99 + 22 on Writing

Cambridge Assessment English C1: Advanced or C2: Proficiency: A minimum overall score of 180, with at least 170 in each component.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): The minimum score required to meet our English facility requirement is an overall score of 70 and no part below 60.

Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): The minimum requirement is a total score of 4.5, and no part below 4.

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

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