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What will I learn?

York's interdisciplinary program in Socio-Legal Studies builds on York’s long tradition of law & society teaching and research.

Contributing faculty are leaders in international and domestic
human rights, socio-historical approaches to law, transnational
policing, immigration and border security, indigenous rights, and global
financial crime, and gender, race, sexuality and the law.

The one-year MA program offers students courses in socio-legal theory and methods as well as a required Major Research Paper.

Our faculty is actively involved in building an academic community of socio-legal scholars. We are doing this through our participation and leadership in professional associations as well as through our projects and published work.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$18,821.00 (US$ 14,181) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected January 2023

Start date

September 2022

Venue

Faculty of Graduate Studies

230 York Lanes, 80 York Boulevard,

York University, 4700 Keele Street,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M3J 1P3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold, at a minimum, an Honours undergraduate degree or equivalent (typically a four-year full-time program) from a recognized post-secondary institution with at least a B (second class) standing in the final two years of full-time equivalent study. As approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Senate, individual graduate programs may have a minimum academic standing requirement greater than B (second class). Language Test Scores: a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper based) or 100 (internet based); a minimum IELTS score of 7.5 (Academic Module).

For international students

To be considered for admission as a Master or Arts (MA) candidate in Socio–Legal Studies a student must have completed an honours degree program or equivalent from a recognized post secondary institution, with an academic average of no less than a B+ over the last two (2) years of academic work.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based) - 600

Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based) - 100

IELTS (Academic Module) - 7.5

YUELI - Academic Program Level 9 with Distinction

YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP) - Graduate with distinction

CAEL - Overall score of 70, no component score less than 60

Minimum CPE Score - C

Minimum CAE Score - B

Duolingo -125
PTE Academic -76

The application deadline is Jan 15

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About York University

A leading international research university with a global perspective, York University is preparing a diverse community for long-term success.

  • Two campuses in Toronto with modern, specialized facilities
  • Vibrant, diverse international community of students
  • Excellent student support services
  • No.1 business school in Canada & top 10 in 11 subject areas

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