Saint Mary's University

Global Development Studies

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Program Information

School:Saint Mary's University
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study:Development Economics and International Development
Description:The IDS Program combines lectures, seminars and guided individual research to assist students in acquiring the practical experience and analytical skills necessary to grapple with today's complicated global problems. The IDS Program recognizes a significant number of approved, cross-listed courses in other University departments as creditable to its program of study; these courses are gathered periodically into a List of Approved Courses available from the Program.

International Development Studies is an interdisciplinary degree program. IDS uses social science disciplines (economics, anthropology, sociology and political science, together with the contributions of history, management, geography, philosophy, religious studies and modern languages) to analyze and assess the problems developing countries face as they attempt to improve the living conditions and well- being of their citizens. IDS also analyzes global structures and futures from an interdisciplinary perspective, as human society attempts to come to grips with contemporary socio-economic, political and environmental challenges.
URL:Global Development Studies at Saint Mary's University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $20,440

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Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 100
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Students entering directly from high school are required to have completed five academic Grade 12 subjects, including English, with an average grade of 70% and no grade below 60%.
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or CanTEST
Application Notes : If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate that you have the English language skills necessary to be successful in Saint Mary’s University degree programs.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 04, 2022