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What will I learn?

As employers continue to adjust to a global economy, graduates must be able to think and work across cultural and social contexts and adapt to the fast paced world around them. A McGill B.A. degree encourages flexibility, independence and knowledge in a diversity of disciplines. It is incredibly customizable, allowing student to design their own program of study. Our graduates are valued in a wide range of fields for their ability to think critically, communicate effectively (often in several languages) and find creative solutions. Many graduates enter directly into careers. Others pursue post-graduate degrees in both traditional and interdisciplinary fields. Still others pursue professional degrees in fields such as business, law and medicine.

Over the course of three years (U1, U2 and U3), students will complete a 90-credit degree. For students from high schools outside Quebec, a 30-credit freshman year (called U0) will be added at the start of your studies (making this a four-year, 120-credit degree).

Program Requirements

The Cultural Studies option concentrates on analysis of forms of cultural expression and symbolic interaction, and of the various media through which these may be disseminated and transformed. Such study concerns symbolic form, aesthetically based forms of analysis, and the various modes of criticism and theory relevant to media which contain both verbal and non-verbal elements. The aim is above all to hone students' analytical and interpretive skills while introducing them to specific critical approaches to cultural studies. This is not a major in journalism or communications; and while many of our graduates go on to do creative work in a variety of media, instruction in film and video production is not part of the curriculum.

Major Figures

3 credits from a list of courses on Major Figures in Cultural Studies:

ENGL 315 Shakespeare (3 credits)
ENGL 381 A Film-Maker 1 (3 credits)
ENGL 418 A Major Modernist Writer (3 credits)
ENGL 481 A Film-Maker 2 (3 credits)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 years or 4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$21,500.10 (US$ 16,895) per year
CAN $716.67 per credit hour
Start date

2 September 2021

Venue

McGill University

Downtown Campus,

845 Sherbrooke Street West,

MONTREAL,

Quebec (QC),

H3A 0G4, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: Pearson Test of English (Academic) with the minimum score of 85; Cambridge English (Advanced) with a grade B or better ; or Cambridge English: Certificate of Proficiency in English with a grade C or better; MELAB SCORE OF 85 and Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) with overall score of 60.

For international students

Students must have Canadian high school or its equivalent.

English Language Scores:

  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (formerly Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)) - Certificate awarded with a Grade C or better.
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (formerly Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)) - Certificate awarded with a Grade B or better.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Overall band score of 70 or better; individual component scores of 60 or better.
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) - Score of 115 or better
  • IELTS: A band score of 6.5 or better; individual component scores of 6.0 or better.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Overall score of 65 or better; individual component scores of 60 or better
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - Internet-based composite score (iBT) 90

Application Deadline: January 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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