Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies in FCCS
FCCS provides opportunities for interdisciplinary studies at the Masters and Doctoral levels through the College of Graduate Studies’ Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program (IGS). Students interested in conducting interdisciplinary research--that is, research involving two or more disciplinary areas of knowledge--can pursue an M.A. or Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies under the direction of an FCCS faculty
member when the student’s research is compatible with the proposed supervisor’s expertise.
FCCS faculty members’ areas of research can be understood as falling under four broad categories:
- Language and Literary Studies in the following areas:
- Indigenous Literatures and Cultures
- Language and Literary Studies in French, German, Japanese, and Spanish
- Literary Studies in English from Medieval to Contemporary Periods
- Postcolonial Literatures
- World Literatures
IGS M.A. Program Requirements in FCCS:
- 30 credits of course work, including:
- 6 credits of course work in IGS Research Methods and Analysis
- 12 credits in Special Topics coursework, including at least 6 credits in IGS Special Topics
- 12 credits for the Masters Thesis
- In addition, please note that students in the Individualized M.A. program option must complete at least 3 credits from outside their supervisor’s core program area.
IGS Ph.D. Program Requirements in FCCS:
- 12 credits of course work, including:
- 3 credits of course work in IGS Research Methods and Analysis
- 9 credits in IGS Special Topics coursework
- Second Language Requirement (as determined by supervisory committee)
- Comprehensive Examinations
- Broad Area
- Concentrated Area
- Oral Examination
- Approval and Presentation of Dissertation Prospectus
- Doctoral Dissertation
View the Graduate Course offerings in FCCS including course descriptions.
For May Admission | October 1
For September Admission | January 31
For January Admission | June 2
Application Process and Admission Requirements:
A complete description of IGS Program Requirements as well as Admissions Requirements are provided in the Academic Calendar:www.calendar.ubc.ca/okanagan/index.cfm?tree=18,285,898,0
For information on how to prepare the “program plan” mentioned in the Calendar, click on this link: “Guidelines for Writing a Statement of Intent for Graduate Studies in FCCS.”
The College of Graduate Studies provides detailed information on the application process and on the minimum admissions requirements at its website: gradstudies.ok.ubc.ca/prospective.html
For information on the College of Graduate Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (IGS) Program, please visit the Graduate Studies website.
Tips for Soliciting Great Reference Letters
Reference letters are one of the most important aspects of a student’s scholarship application. It is critical for students to be proactive in contacting potential referees well in advance (at least four weeks prior) to the deadline and to provide the appropriate information needed to inform their recommendation. Click HERE for tips that will help guide you in soliciting reference letters that stand out.
Last reviewed 7/31/2018 10:17:12 AM
- Applying for Admission
- IGS Grad Student Conference
- IGS Candidacy Information
- FCCS Grad Program Handbooks, Policies & Forms
- FCCS Graduate Courses
- International Students
IGS Master of Arts and Ph.D.
Lisa Grekul, Associate Professor
Graduate Student Support