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Child Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #462 (QS) Montréal, Canada
Concordia University Montréal Master of Arts in Child Studies provides an individualized and exciting way to enter the world of children from a variety of scholarly and practical perspectives.

Overview

Program Details

The program at Concordia University Montréal provides students the opportunity to examine critically a variety of issues relating to children and education (pre-school to high school) from multiple perspectives: developmental, cognitive, social, and cultural.

These issues may be related to the child in the family, the community, or the school environment, and may include areas of concentration in daycare, play and socialization, curriculum and instruction, learning in the content areas, children and technology, exceptionalities, and language development.

Students working toward the MA Child Studies collaborate closely with program faculty who are prominent professionals, researchers, as well as active practitioners. These individualized partnerships make the MA Child Studies program a unique and fulfilling experience for all students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Child Development
  • Issues in Child Studies
  • Quantitative Methods of Inquiry
  • Qualitative Methods of Inquiry
  • Field observations 
  • Social Processes
  • Children’s Play
  • Curriculum Models
  • Inclusive Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B
Recommended score: B

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants will be selected on the basis of past academic records, letters of recommendation, field experience, and the relevance of their proposed research to the areas of specialization of program faculty. To be accepted into the program, a student is required to have an undergraduate degree with a minimum of a B average and a significant concentration in child studies, education, or related discipline. In addition, at least one year of professional experience in the field of child care, education, or related areas is desirable. Bilingualism is an asset, but not a requirement. The equivalence of foreign degrees is assessed by the School of Graduate Studies, and is determined by consideration of the total length of program study (primary through university) as well as the quality and content of post-secondary study and its relevance to this program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31141 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31141 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6824 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6824 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Students from Canada 14747 CAD

Living costs for Montréal

  • 1074 - 1760 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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