Years 3 and 4: UBC

After completing your first two years at Sciences Po, you will make the move to Vancouver, Canada, where you will complete your third and fourth years at UBC Vancouver in your chosen specialization.

Located on traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musequeam people, the University of British Columbia (UBC) is one of Canada’s leading research universities, and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to its two campuses in Vancouver and in the Okanagan. Students will join a large research-oriented institution with over 13,000 students in the Faculty of Arts, and over 3,300 students in the Sauder School of Business. These final two years will allow the student to focus more deeply on their chosen area of specialization.

Vancouver’s scenic views, mild climate, and proximity to the Pacific ocean makes the city one of the most attractive places in the world. The city offers a rich cultural experience and a wide array of outdoor activities. Situated on the Pacific Rim, Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada and the world.

The Faculty of Arts at UBC

UBC’s Faculty of Arts is a research-intensive faculty, encompassing a full range of courses in the social sciences, humanities, and creative and performing arts. The Faculty provides compelling opportunities to explore and you can choose among 2,000 courses taught by more than 750 scholars who are leaders in their fields.

As the university’s largest faculty, the Faculty of Arts educates more than 13,000 students in Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral programs in 15 departments, five schools, four institutes, the Museum of Anthropology, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, and many exciting interdisciplinary programs. Truly unique in its scope, the Faculty of Arts is a dynamic and thriving community of outstanding scholars — both faculty and students. As a UBC Arts student, you are encouraged to take advantage of UBC’s many experiential learning opportunities, ranging from Arts Co-op, the Arts Internship program, Go Global (exchange programs abroad), and courses through the Centre for Community Engaged Learning.

Specializations in the Faculty of Arts

If you are interested in another area of study that Arts has to offer, it may be possible to choose a specialization outside of the four programs listed above, in consultation with the program advisor. Some majors, such as International Relations, are open to Dual Degree students but require an application. Detailed information on required courses and graduation requirements can be found at the UBC Calendar under the chosen specialization. In addition to your chosen specialization, you can choose to add a double major, a minor, or apply for an honours program.

Year by Year Structure of the Dual BA Program

Year 1FranceAt Reims, Le Havre, or Menton.
June between Years 1 & 2
France (Reims)Students in the Dual BA participate in two Dual BA summer seminars specially designed to tie their studies together with an international perspective.
Year 2FranceAt Reims, Le Havre, or Menton.
August between Years 2 & 3
VancouverStudents in the Dual BA participate in two Dual BA summer seminars specially designed to tie their studies together with an international perspective.
Year 3VancouverBA in chosen specialization (30 credits of study).
May-June between Years 3 & 4
VancouverDual BA students participate in one community-based Dual BA summer seminardesigned to combine academics with policy field work in the local community with an international perspective.
Year 4VancouverBA in chosen specialization (30 credits of study), with option to extend degree to participate in experiential learning opportunities at UBC.

During your time at UBC, you are encouraged to participate in the many experiential learning opportunities available on campus, and extending the UBC portion of your Dual Degree. Upon graduation, you will receive a BA from Sciences Po and a BA from UBC, and can attend graduation ceremonies at both institutions.