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Sociology (MA)

Course Description

Program Overview

The Department of Sociology offers advanced study leading to both the Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. The department has specialization in the following core areas of study:
- Environment, community, and social movements;
- Family and the life course;
- Gender and sexuality;
- Health and healthcare;
- Knowledge, culture, and power;
- Race, ethnicity, and immigration; and
- Work, economy, and globalization.

The department is committed to providing its graduate students with theoretical and methodological training, mentorship, and professional development. Students typically receive extensive financial support in the form of graduate scholarships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships. Students work closely with faculty members on their own thesis research projects and often have opportunities to work on departmental research projects as well.

Quick Facts

- Degree: Master of Arts
- Specialization: Sociology
- Subject: Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
- Mode of delivery: On campus
- Program components: Coursework + Thesis required
- Faculty: Faculty of Arts

Visit the Sociology (MA) page on the University of British Columbia website for more details!

Student Profiles

International Tuition Award - No. of awards TBC

International Tuition Awards assist international graduate students with their tuition fees if they are registered full-time in research-oriented master’s and doctoral programs.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to $3,200 per annum


Students must hold a valid Student Authorization (Study Permit).

Application Procedure

Students do not need to apply, as all international students who are eligible are automatically considered for this scholarship. Awards are assigned on the Student Information System, and, once assigned, can be viewed by logging onto the Student Service Centre.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Students admitted to the M.A. degree program must hold a B.A. degree in sociology or a related area

Course Fees

Tuition per year: Canadian $4,615.35, International $8,108.40

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