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Что я буду изучать?

As populations around the globe continue to urbanize, there are important and under-studied phenomena that affect both those in urban environments and those in the peripheral rural settings. Regions are being increasingly recognized as important for the social, economic, and cultural wellbeing of people and communities, and this program explores the many opportunities and challenges facing people who find themselves outside of the internationally interconnected global cities.

Students of the interdisciplinary degree in urban, rural, and regional dynamics will gain theoretical and critical analytical skills in topics related to:

urban and rural studies

regional history

public and private economics

governance and leadership

relationships of identity, place, and community within regions

In pursuing this diverse field of study, students will have the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge, resources, and collaboration of four faculties and eight departments.

The MA and MSc interdisciplinary degrees in urban, rural, and regional dynamics give graduate students access to the expertise of diverse, nationally and internationally recognized researchers from a variety of faculties and disciplines in a coherent, thematic framework.

Graduates of the program will come away with a nuanced understanding of topics relating to urbanization and regional development, and the ability to apply interdisciplinary methods and perspectives to research in this field.


Establishing a faculty supervisory committee

Completing coursework

Preparing, presenting, and defending a thesis research proposal

Completing thesis research and writing, and defending the work


18 credits are required for the MA degree, and 12 credits for the MSc degree, including:

Proseminar in Interdisciplinary Studies (IGS 524)

Theme Seminar in Urban, Rural, and Regional Dynamics (IGS 583)

A research methods course

Additional coursework, selected in consultation with the student’s supervisor

На каком факультете я буду учиться?

Okanagan Campus

Варианты обучения

Очная (24 месяцев)

CAD$8,604.66 (523,169 руб) за 1 год
Начало обучения

7 Сентябрь 2021


Okanagan Campus

3333 University Way,


British Columbia (BC),

V1V 1V7, Canada

Вступительные требования

Для студентов, проживающих в Соединенных Штатах

Applicants must have 3.3 (B+) on a 4-point scale in third and fourth year-upper level course work. Note: Theological degrees (i.e., degrees in theology or degrees offered by a bible college, seminary or theological school) may not be acceptable as a basis for admission to graduate studies at the University of British Columbia. Applicants will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Other English language requirements: CAE: Minimum score  of B; CAEL: Overall score  of 70; TOEFL Paper-based test with the TWE (Test of Written English): Minimum score  of 55 each for Reading, Listening, and Writing (4.0 on TWE); MELAB :with the MELAB Oral Interview: 85 final score with 3 in the speaking test; PTE(Academic): Overall score: 65, Reading: 60, Listening: 60, Writing: 60, Speaking: 60.

Для иностранных студентов

Applicants to the master’s program are expected to:

  • hold the academic equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree from UBC
  • demonstrate superior academic standing

Applicant background training must be sufficient for advanced work in their chosen field.

Applicants from a university outside Canada at which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of competency to pursue studies in the English language prior to being extended an offer of admission. Acceptable English language proficiency tests for applicants to graduate studies are:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum score of 550 (paper version); 90 overall with a minimum score of 22 in Reading & Listening and a minimum score of 21 in Writing & Speaking (Internet version), or
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service): minimum overall band score of 6.5, with no individual component score less than 6.0, or
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): minimum overall score of 85, with a final score of 3 in the speaking test.