Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

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The MA Program

The Cultural Studies MA program is a highly flexible degree, comprised of a combination of core courses, elective courses, attendance at our professional development seminar series. Students have the choice of writing a thesis, research paper, or project.
 

Key Features

  • The program is designed to be completed in 18-24 months.
  • Students take one year of courses, and spend the next year researching and writing.
  • Students can opt for the traditional thesis or carry out artistic and/or community-based research-creation that can presented in a variety of media formats.
  • All students receive a minimum funding guarantee of $15,000 per year for two years. 
  • Students can pursue a hands-on practicum course as a part of their degree path.
  • Graduates of the program typically go on to careers in marketing, journalism, not-for- profits or NGOs, government and policy positions, cultural institutions, or pursue additional academic degrees.

Research Strengths

The main strength of the MA program is that students typically work with a committee of two faculty from different departments. This allows students to be guided towards theorizing specific fields and areas from multiple perspectives, rather than being trained in a single disciplinary perspective. The program's fundamental guiding principle is that the benefits of this multidisciplinary approach outweigh the disadvantages when it comes to grappling with complex, culturally-embedded forms, objects and processes.

We welcome applications from students who are working on any field that can be supported from within the cultural studies framework. You may also wish to consult our list of research areas that we are currently focussing on. Please email the program director for further information.