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Degree

Master of Arts in Communication Studies

About the program

  • 17,420 CAD

    Tuition
  • 1 - 2 years

    Years of study
  • 1 - 2 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 3.3 out of 4

    Minimum required GPA

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 15-January-2020 15-January-2020

Master of Arts in Communication Studies

The M.A. in Communication Studies offers advanced training in the critical, historical, and theoretical analysis of communication in culture, communication technology, and communication policy. The program is concerned with the study of communication phenomena through interdisciplinary training that draws on a variety of fields including cultural studies; critical media and technology studies; public policy and governance; film; and sound studies. The program strives to offer a balance of humanities and social sciences approaches to the analysis of communication, and its orientation is primarily qualitative (rather than quantitative) in nature. 

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Accommodation

$28,448

Total costs

yearly

$6,912

Cost of living

1 person

$4,116

Accommodation

1 bed room

$17,420

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

We accept students with a wide variety of backgrounds and previous degrees. We suggest, however, that you use your research proposal to explain the link between your previous degree and your intended area of study. To apply to the MA program in Communication Studies, candidates are expected to have a BA degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.3. An undergraduate degree in Communication Studies is not required although demonstrated ability in a related area of study is an asset. Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the program description here to determine whether their interests and qualifications align with those of the program, as this is an important factor in admissions.

Required documents

1. A research proposal of at least 500 words outlining the candidate’s particular research interest in Communication Studies,
2. A C.V.
3. Two samples of written work such as a seminar paper
4. Proof of English

Language Requirements

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IELTS

6.5
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TOEFL

86
20
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20
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20
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20
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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
Eligible to apply without language certificate
There is no language requirement for MA students. All students, M.A. and Ph.D., must be proficient in the English language.
Proficiency can be demonstrated by any of the following means:

proof of native fluency (e.g., primary and secondary education in the chosen language);

proof of two years of post-secondary study (i.e., the equivalent of 12 credits) in the chosen language at an intermediate level with a minimum grade of B in all courses;

passing a translation examination administered by the Department.

Translation exams: students shall translate into English 1000-1500 words of non-fiction prose in the chosen language, selected from a text determined by the supervisor. The English translation should demonstrate that the candidate has a highly-reliable reading knowledge of the chosen language. The candidate may use a translation dictionary during the examination. The examination will last no longer than 2 hours. The examination will be graded pass/fail. There is no penalty for not passing the examination, or taking the examination more than once. The language requirement should be satisfied no later than the end of the candidate’s third year in the program.

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