Master of Education in Society, Culture and Politics in Education (MEd)

Overview

The MA and MEd degree concentration in Society, Culture and Politics in Education (SCPE) addresses the history of education, sociology of education, politics of education, philosophy of education, and cultural aspects of education.

We define education very broadly to include formal school contexts, as well as non-formal education and informal learning at all levels and life stages. The SCPE concentration examines the meaning and outcomes of critical theories of education, policies, and practices for public life in Canada and across the world. As scholars working within and across many disciplines, we view education as a central field within the arts, social sciences, and humanities.

Students and faculty associated with the SCPE concentration share interests in the part played by education in developing socially, ecologically, politically and culturally just societies.

The SCPE MEd is a 30-credit program that is primarily course based. The focus of the M.Ed. program is inquiry into educational practice, and students applying to this program should have an interest in connecting their coursework to educational practice. Examples of educational practice include (but are not limited to) K-12 teaching, community education, outdoor education, art education, educational practice as part of international development, and facilitation practice.

What makes the program unique?

Educational Studies does something that’s quite unique: it focuses on education as a political, social, and cultural phenomenon. We have a strong group of scholars from a variety of disciplines who broaden the aperture on what education means to, and in, different communities.

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Education
Subject
Education
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Society, Culture and Politics in Education
Program Components
Coursework + Major Project/Essay required
Faculty
Faculty of Education

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Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

92
22
22
22
22

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

6.5
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0

Deadline Details

Application Deadline

Deadline to submit online application. No changes can be made to the application after submission.

Transcript Deadline

Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application. Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.

Referee Deadline

Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. See Letters of Reference for more information.

September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
01 August 2018
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 01 February 2019
Transcript Deadline: 01 February 2019
Referee Deadline: 08 February 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 01 February 2019
Transcript Deadline: 01 February 2019
Referee Deadline: 08 February 2019

September 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 August 2019
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 01 February 2020
Transcript Deadline: 01 February 2020
Referee Deadline: 08 February 2020
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 01 February 2020
Transcript Deadline: 01 February 2020
Referee Deadline: 08 February 2020

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$104.00$168.25
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$2,334.10$4,192.82
Tuition per year$7,002.30$12,578.46
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $1,500.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$930.14 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20172016201520142013
Applications4125233624
Offers1611172212
New registrations789115
Total enrolment1824201912

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 88.89% based on 9 students admitted between 2008 - 2011. Based on 28 graduations between 2014 - 2017 the minimum time to completion is 0.66 years and the maximum time is 5.66 years with an average of 1.83 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 9 March 2018]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 23 September 2018].
 

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September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
01 August 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
01 February 2019
International Applicant Deadline
01 February 2019

September 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 August 2019
Canadian Applicant Deadline
01 February 2020
International Applicant Deadline
01 February 2020

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