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 Major Concentration in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, & Social Justice Studies (GSFS) is an interdisciplinary program that centrally engages contemporary and historical issues centered on gender, sexuality, feminism, and social justice. The program provides students with opportunities to explore the meaning and intersections of such categories as gender, race, class, sexual identification, age, ability, citizenship, and national identity, for example, and to examine how such categories might inform and reproduce power relationships. The Major Concentration consists of required GSFS courses that allow for an immersion into this area of study, and complementary courses from a range of departments, disciplines, and faculties. Students must see and adviser in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies at a minimum upon declaring the GSFS Major Concentration and prior to selecting courses for the final year of study.

Students are advised to take GSFS 200 and 250 in their first year in the program, GSFS 300 in their second year of the program, and GSFS 400 in their final year of the program.

Students must see an adviser in Women's Studies at a minimum upon registering in GSFS and prior to selecting courses for the final year of study.

Required Courses (12 credits)

GSFS 200 Feminist and Social Justice Studies (3 credits)
GSFS 250 Sexual and Gender Diversity Studies (3 credits)
GSFS 300 Research Inquiry in GSFS (3 credits)
GSFS 400 Capstone: Engaging Fields of GSFS (3 credits)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 years or 4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$21,500.10 (US$ 16,743) per year
CAN $716.67 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, September 2022


McGill University

Downtown Campus,

845 Sherbrooke Street West,


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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