Overview
Island culture, environment, economy, geography, and politics

SBOBET的岛屿研究艺术硕士(MAIS)是一个独特的, interdisciplinary, 以及政策驱动的研究生项目,根据岛屿本身的条件进行批评. 我们欢迎来自世界各地不同学科背景和不同学位的学生, or with professional workplace experience in the public, private, or resource sectors.

Our program offers a challenging opportunity for students with:

  • a special interest in researching islands: their societies, economies, histories, cultures, governments, geographies, and environments
  • an interest in public policy and administration
  • career aspirations within local, regional, national, and international governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • career aspirations in the private and resource sectors
  • a desire for the challenge of graduate education

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Course Structure
Course-based Stream

New course- and work-study Master of Arts in Island Studies

UPEI被公认为提供高质量岛屿研究教育的世界领导者, 成功提供了一个以论文为基础的岛屿研究艺术硕士项目近20年.

现在我们很高兴提供一个课程兼勤工俭学的岛屿研究艺术硕士项目, specializing in three streams:

  • Island Tourism (IT)
  • Sustainable Island Communities (SIC)
  • International Relations (Island Studies) and Island Public Policy

基于课程的流学生将参加现场和/或混合模式交付课程, combining face-to-face, online, and video-based instruction. All of these specializations combine practice with theory.

Course-based focus areas

结合岛屿研究所和教科文组织岛屿研究和可持续性主席的工作, the MAIS course- and work-study based stream provides even more opportunities for students around the world to access the leading Island Studies post-graduate program in the world today.

International Relations (Island Studies) and Island Public Policy
Accepting students in the Fall (September) and Winter (January) semesters

The MA Island Studies program at UPEI has an established strength in policy and international relations aspects of island studies. Islands, including small island states and subnational island jurisdictions, are often at the forefront of domestic, marine and international policy discussions, ranging from resource development, environmental regulation and strategic and territorial claims. Island studies teaching and research is proving to be significant and original in relation to diplomacy and coalition-building. 非主权岛屿尤其利用国内和国际政治的空间来带来变革. Graduates from this focus area will be able to provide leadership in addressing the complex issues facing modern governments and policy-making organizations. 学生将获得技能和知识,开始或推进在当地的职业生涯, provincial/state, 与政府打交道的联邦和国际政府或非营利性机构. Private companies that have extensive interactions with island governments will also benefit from the graduates’ skills and understanding of island policy issues.

Island Tourism
Accepting students in the Fall (September) and Winter (January) semesters

在许多岛屿上,旅游业是雇佣人数最多、增长最快的行业之一. 这一重点领域旨在满足当前和未来岛屿旅游业管理者的需求, executives, and other professional and public sector researchers. Graduates will develop their analytical, 研究和管理技能达到一定的标准,这将使他们在这个不断发展的行业中脱颖而出. Graduates will develop a firm understanding of the specific challenges and opportunities associated with tourism in both warm and cold-weather island tourist destinations. The practical experiences associated with this program will allow students to work with professionals in the tourism sector to gain knowledge in the industry that complements the knowledge gained in the classroom. 毕业生的就业机会包括旅行社和旅游运营公司的职位, the heritage sector, official tourist organizations, branding and marketing companies, and local or national government and other (including regional and international) organizations where knowledge of the tourism sector is important.

Sustainable Island Communities
Accepting students in the Fall (September) and Winter (January) semesters

岛屿是一种特殊的环境,对气候变化既具有弹性又很脆弱, economy and culture. A specialization in Sustainable Island Communities combines concepts of community development with practices of sustainability on islands to create a cutting-edge post-graduate degree. 这个重点领域是理想的学生感兴趣的相互依赖的物理, ecological, economic, political, 文化和社会问题以及那些希望加强自己成为社区变革有效推动者的能力的人. Students learn to take concepts, skills, solutions and strategies learnt in the classroom and test them against real-world situations on islands throughout the world.  Almost all public and private organizations are now incorporating some aspects of sustainability planning –including climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies - into their practices.

本专业毕业生的就业机会包括社区经济发展, natural resources management, sustainable agriculture, rural and land-use planning, renewable and alternative energy management, environmental consulting, sustainability director positions, and posts with international organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, World Watch, Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund. Local, regional and federal government departments of sustainability and environmental management on islands would be natural employers for graduates from this focus area. Students will benefit from opportunities accorded them from UPEI’s Institute of Island Studies and the UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability based at UPEI.

如果你想了解更多关于这些专业或论文项目的信息, don’t hesitate to contact the Program Coordinator at mais@lorls.bluestarktvbbs.com for more details. 你也可以在“我们的学生说什么”的连结,浏览在校生和毕业生的奖状.

Program structure

September–December 2023

  • All new students will take Themes and Perspectives in Island Studies (IST 6010) and Research Methods and Design for Island Studies (IST 6040). 这些基础课程将让你了解岛屿研究领域,同时了解你的导师, your classmates and your new university. 岛屿旅游专业的学生还将学习核心的岛屿和旅游课程(IST 6230), while the Sustainable Island Communities students will take Sustainability for Small Islands (IST 6250) and International Relations and Island Public Policy students will take Public Policy in Small Islands (IST 6150).

January–April 2024

  • Island Tourism students will take Strategies for Economic Development for Small Islands (IST 6110) and Approaches to the Management of Island Tourism (IST 6240)
  • Sustainable Island Communities students will take Political Ecology of Small Islands (IST 6130) and Blue/Green Development Strategies for Small Islands (IST 6260)
  • International Relations and Island Public Policy students will take International Relations and Island States (IST 6120) and Subnational Island Jurisdictions (IST 6270)

May–June 2024

  • The Theory and Practice of Island Research I (IST 6210) is the first of two work-study experiences for all course- and work-study students. These experiential courses consist of 35-40 contact hours with island organizations linked to your specialization and supplemental online instruction. These project-specific experiences might be at your home location, on PEI or at other sites around the world.

September 2024–April 2025

  • Over the next eight months, you will register in another two to three courses, each delivered using a combination of face-to-face, online and video technology.

May–June 2025

  • The second work-study experience course, Theory and Practice of Island Research II (IST 6220), 是否可以在同一家或不同的机构中进行勤工俭学的第一次体验.

July 2025

  • Students will complete the final course in the program; Communications Management and Island Issues (IST 6200). After your successful completion of this course, you will join the proud alumni of UPEI's Master of Arts, Island Studies program.

 

Thesis Stream

 

这是一个跨学科的项目,接受来自所有学科背景的学生. All we ask is that you have a passion for islands. Thesis stream students may adopt a comparative approach to study islands or explore a topic or issue that is crucial to one island. Either way, the program will prepare students with the practical research skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a world increasingly defined by interconnections and interactions among peoples and regions.

Students will:

  • study in small classes at the world’s top island studies university, hosting an Institute of Island Studies, a UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, and the internationally peer-reviewed Island Studies Journal—all located in one of North America’s most picturesque island jurisdictions
  • 受益于教员提供给学生的补助金和研究资助
  • be considered for many scholarships and awards, including entrance scholarships and donor-based awards
  • participate in a challenging scholarly and interdisciplinary environment, 与来自UPEI或来自世界其他地方的专家教授进行交流 

The thesis version of the program involves six courses (three hours per week for twelve weeks) taken in the first year and a thesis researched and written under the supervision of faculty mentors at UPEI and abroad (spread over a second year).

Admissions Criteria
Admission to the Master of Arts Program

In the following it must be understood that the standard of reference is the typical Canadian university curriculum and university system.

Admission to a graduate degree program as a regular student is granted, on recommendation of the Department concerned, to:

  • the holder of an Honours or majors baccalaureate or its equivalent.
  • 符合以下临时学生类别转校要求的学生.  

文学院研究生入学的最低要求是学士学位, or equivalent, 在被认可的大学或学院获得荣誉或专业课程或同等学历. 一般情况下,申请人的平均成绩须至少达到二等(“B”), i.e. 70% to 79.9%)在最后四个学期或最后两个本科学年的工作.

Please refer to the UPEI Academic Calendar for complete admissions information.

Students are expected to be proficient in the use of English, both written and oral, when they begin their studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. Please review the English Language Requirements for graduate programs.

Application Deadline
Make sure you apply before the deadline!

Application deadline (Fall term): July 1

Application deadline (Winter term): November 1

所有申请材料,包括所有补充材料,必须在不迟于 July 8 (Fall term) and November 8 (Winter term).

Note: 如果截止日期是周末,那么截止日期会移到接下来的第一个工作日.

You do not have to secure a supervisor prior to applying to this program. Visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website for contact information.

 

Application for Admission 

 

所有与申请入学有关的文件必须提交注册主任办公室.

  • Follow UPEI's graduate program application process at lorls.bluestarktvbbs.com/apply.
  • 所有正式的大专成绩单(必须直接从学校邮寄/快递到UPEI)
  • A "Statement of Research Interests" 
    • 1-3页的陈述,说明你申请这个专业的动机. If you are applying to the thesis program please provide a general idea of what you intend to pursue as part of your thesis research. For further information contact the Program Coordinator (mais@lorls.bluestarktvbbs.com).
  • 先前大学或专业经历的书面研究工作(英文)样本.
  • 两封教授或熟悉你专业工作的人的推荐信.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae.
Fees and Funding
Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition

Master of Arts in Island Studies Tuition - $12,400 per program
(Course-based study - $1,240 per course for 10 courses)
(Thesis-based study -六门课程每门1,240元;三门论文课程每门1,654元)

International students pay $770 per course in addition to full-time course tuition.

作为文科硕士项目的学生,在职或全日制学习的完整分类, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Approximately one-quarter to one-third of all students accepted into the thesis and course-based programs will receive scholarships that will partially offset their costs. 更多关于这个创新项目或基于论文的项目和入学机会的信息, please contact the Program Coordinator at mais@lorls.bluestarktvbbs.com. 在3月31日前申请的学生将获得奖学金的优先考虑.

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