UBC Arts Co-op Program



The Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) provides professional students the essential knowledge, skills, and experience needed to advance compelling policy solutions that engage multiple stakeholders and drive positive change in the world. MPPGA students have a broad skillset that combines scientific data analysis with policy tools, economic understanding, communication skills, and creativity. The MPPGA program offers students graduate-level instruction and hands-on training in a Global Policy Project, a policy studio, field experiences, and professional skills workshops.

The Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program draws on the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) unique location and the interdisciplinary expertise of the Liu Institute for Global Issues, the Institute of Asian Research, and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. UBC provides a world-class education with a global perspective and attracts top students from nearly 150 countries every year, turning it into a living laboratory for social, economic, and environmental sustainability. MPPGA students benefit from studying at a university that is home to a respected network of globally connected sustainability experts who are continually pioneering new ideas on campus. Additionally, students benefit from the opportunity to learn from distinguished faculty who are leading contemporary Asia Pacific experts in the world. As a key Asia Pacific gateway, Vancouver has a special connection to Asia, with strong cultural and economic ties to many countries in that region.

Types of Work MPPGA Students Perform

The MPPGA program is designed to provide non-governmental organizations, local and national governments, inter-governmental agencies, and other employers with exclusive access to highly skilled, globally-minded policy practitioners.

MPPGA students specialize in one of three streams:

  • Stream One: Development and Social Change
  • Stream Two: Resources, Energy and Sustainability
  • Stream Three: Global Governance and Security

Overview of all MPPGA courses.

Leverage the highly specialized skills of MPPGA students in areas such as:

Data Analysis Policy Strategy
Evaluation & Needs Assessment Procurement Analysis
External Relations Project Management
Global Security Regulatory & Environmental Affairs
Government Relations Research Services
Humanitarian Aid Social Service Delivery
Immigration Strategic Communications & Digital Diplomacy
Policy Design & Analysis Technical Writing

For more information, please contact Anna Jubilo, Coordinator, Graduate Programs, at anna.jubilo@ubc.ca.

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Faculty of Arts
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1866 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada
Tel: 604.822.3828
Arts Co-op Program
Buchanan C121
1866 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada
Tel: 604.822.1529

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