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Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education (MED)

Course Description

Programs in Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education draw faculty and students together in graduate programs, courses, lectures, workshops, and other interactive venues to address educational issues from inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives.

Cross-Faculty Inquiry program

The Cross Faculty Inquiry (CFI) in Education program(s) resides in the Office of Graduate Programs & Research and draws faculty and students together, in graduate programs, courses, lectures, workshops and other interactive venues, to address educational issues on topics of common concern from inter and trans disciplinary perspectives.
CFI seeks to drive intellectual and social innovation through nurturance of trans disciplinary scholarship in Education. CFI thus serves as both an active academic program within the Faculty of Education that provides graduate programs and courses, and in so doing, contributes to the development of knowledge advances across multiple fields of inquiry in Education, as well as an incubator space for the development of cross-faculty initiatives and collaborative inquiry.

Program Admission (MEd)

The MEd in Cross Faculty Inquiry program with its focus on the urban learner, is delivered in a cohort model with intake of students every two years. The Urban Learner cohort is offered in collaboration with the Vancouver Elementary School Teachers Association (VESTA).

Program of Study (MEd)

The UBC Urban Learner MEd program has been developed to further an understanding of challenges and achievements in urban education. It draws from, and builds upon the expertise and rich experiences of school teachers and other education practitioners working in urban school environments.
While appreciating and extending the rigor of inquiry in urban education, the program challenges past stereotypes of urban ‘problems’ and languages of ‘risk’ and places the notion of Caring Cosmopolitanism and the institutions of Education at the heart of the revival of urban schools, networked publics, communities, and landscapes.
The cosmopolitan vision presented in this program invites an ethical and reflexive outlook of care of self and the Other, underpinned by a grasp of the complex and multidimensional social and political realities, and embodied and technological social networks, in which they practice, live, and act.

Quick Facts

- Degree: Master of Education
- Specialization: Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education
- Subject: Education
- Mode of delivery: On campus
- Program components: Coursework + Major Project/Essay required
- Faculty: Faculty of Education

Visit the Cross-Faculty Inquiry in Education (MED) 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

Academic equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree from UBC

Course Fees

Tuition per year: Canadian $6,598.41, International $8,270.58

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