|Study location||Canada, New Brunswick, Sackville|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, University|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||CA$22,427 per year
The fees shown here are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition (CA$20,210), international student basic medical coverage and student fees.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$350 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$50) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents) with an overall minimum average of 65 percent:
Note: You may be considered for early admission based on your final grade 11 courses. A minimum admissions average of 80% is required for consideration. Visit to learn the country-specific academic requirements.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English speaking country or, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
Students with the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 may be invited to join the English Academic Bridging program (EAB). Students accepted to the EAB program will join Mount Allison as full-time students, enrolling in three academic courses while taking two English EAB classes per term.
Upon successful completion of the program (duration of one to two academic terms), students may transition to full, unconditional admission at Mount Allison. For more information, visit mta.ca/eab.
International relations is the study of the relationships between countries and between governmental and non-governmental organizations. It examines the impacts of economic, social, technological, environmental, military, and political processes, as well as issues of justice, responsibility, and human well-being.
The international relations program at Mount Allison is centred around courses in economics, language, and political science.
In the first and second years, you will take introductory courses in economics, political science, and international relations.
In the third and fourth years, you will begin to specialize. International relations is inter and multidisciplinary and in addition to your core courses, you will have the opportunity to choose two streams of study from the following disciplines:
- political science (politics in Europe, the U.S., Africa, the Middle East; security studies; foreign policy analysis)
- history (war and society in Europe, Japan and modern Asia, environmental history)
- sociology (social movements, refugee studies, globalization)
- economics (game theory, environmental economics, international development)
- geography and environmental studies (Canadian environmental policy, international environmental affairs, sustainable development)
- English (African literature, Caribbean literature, literary representations of race and culture)
- religious studies (gender issues in eastern and western religions, contemporary ethical issues)
International relations also have a university-level language requirement. Mount Allison offers courses in French, Spanish, German, and Japanese.
You are encouraged to gain international experience by studying or working abroad or by doing international work in Canada, and to carry out independent research.
Popular career paths for international relations graduates include:
- humanitarian aid worker
- global health aid worker/policy developer
- foreign service officer
- international development worker
- public policy analyst
- foreign affairs analyst/specialist
- immigration officer/specialist
- intelligence officer
- international project manager
- community development specialist