What will I learn?

Students will incorporate into their study frameworks for thinking about power relations and the ways those relations are shaped and challenged by intersecting constructions of gender, race, class, sexuality, age, ability and nationality.

We offer three degree completion options: thesis, project, internship. Memorial University is the only university in Canada to offer degree completion by internship.

We also offer a graduate diploma program, which offers an opportunity to study gender studies at an advanced level, without committing to a thesis, project, or internship. The graduate diploma is not a degree.

Faculty members in the Department of Gender Studies bring research expertise and interests in a range of fields, including: citizenship and human rights; corporeal feminism; reproductive rights; auto/biography and life writing; postcolonial and transnational feminisms; and First Nations studies. This interdisciplinary master’s program offers a thriving environment that draws on the expertise of scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines. Interdisciplinary resources in cognate areas are available to all MGS students.

Graduate diploma - Disciplinary graduate diplomas provide an opportunity to acquire additional academic credentials at the graduate level without committing to a full master’s program. These programs allow students to expand on their knowledge of a particular discipline and may also be used for professional development within their careers.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAN $710 per semester
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Memorial University,

Arts and Administration Building, A-5015,

St. JOHN'S,

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL),

A1C5S7, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants shall have completed Bachelor's degree (minimum second class honours) in an appropriate area of study; applicants may be required to completed one or more undergraduate course(s), including Gender Studies 4000.

The minimum English proficiency test scores are as follows:

Duolingo (until further notice) - A score of 105 or higher.

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test - A score of 80 or higher.

IELTS - An average band score of 6.5 or higher on the academic test.

CAEL - A score between 50 and 60 in each of four bands, with at least 2 band scores of 60.

CanTEST - Band Level 4.5 in the listening comprehension and reading comprehension sub-tests and a score of 4 in writing.

MELAB - A score of 85% or higher.

PTE Academic - Minimum scores of 58 in each of reading, writing, listening, and speaking

Application Deadline:

January 15 for Fall admission

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

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