Admission Information

The Graduate Program in Science and Technology Studies at the University of British Columbia invites applicants to pursue graduate studies.

We offer a stand alone MA in STS, and an MA and PhD in English, History, Geography or Philosophy with an STS research specialization. Please see the MA admission information and PhD admission information pages for more details on applying.

UBC is one of only two institutions in Canada to offer graduate degrees in STS, and is a node in the nation-wide SSHRC-funded “Situating Science” network.

At UBC, STS students can choose from a variety of courses that explore and analyze the conceptual foundations, practices, institutions, and representations of science and technology. Faculty from English, History, Philosophy, Geography, Geography, the School of Journalism, and the Faculty of Education are affiliated with the Graduate Program. Recent faculty publications include books on climate change, technologies of affect, and Max Weber. Our biweekly STS Colloquium features local scholars as well as prominent visitors from around the world: Stephen Shapin in 2012, Bruno Latour in 2013, Isabelle Stengers and Lorraine Daston in 2014-15, and many more.

UBC is an outstanding educational and research institution, located in one of the world’s great cosmopolitan cities, Vancouver, British Columbia. We enjoy a vibrant arts and cultural scene, in a beautiful ocean and mountain setting, with a temperate climate.

Students who wish to pursue the MA should apply directly to the STS Program. Students who seek the PhD specialization should apply to one of the four departments listed.

Applications open on November 15, 2023. Deadline for completed applications is January 15, 2024. 

Read the MA in STS Admission FAQs here.

Apply for the MA in STS program here