M.A. On Campus

Cultural Studies

Queen's University

12 months
12927 CAD/year
5773 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Cultural Studies from Queen's University is a highly flexible degree. Students are admitted into the MA with one year of guaranteed funding. They all begin with two terms of courses they select from a variety of offerings in-house and in other departments, plus the year-long CUST 802, a weekly colloquium of professional development and speakers. 


Cultural Studies from Queen's University  introduces you to a vibrant and increasingly influential area of research and teaching. Its interdisciplinary emphasis also is fast becoming a requirement for academics in most fields hoping to obtain grants and to make meaningful research contributions, yet most universities continue to be structured in such a way that prevents true interdisciplinarity. 


The Cultural Studies Program at Queen's University bridges these gaps, graduating interdisciplinary-based students who will be well prepared for scholarly careers and endeavours beyond the academy.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cultural Studies Colloquium
  • Cultural Studies Historiography
  • Community-Based Research
  • Cultural Studies Theory 
  • Critical Methodologies in Cultural Studies  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications submitted after March 1 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.


30 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic average of at least a B+ when applying for a Master's degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A list of current courses will be requested during the online application process
  • A Personal Statement  (1-2 pages, double-spaced, in PDF format) describing your background (academic, artistic, activist and/or professional), and why you are interested in pursuing the Cultural Studies MA.
  • An academic writing sample, preferably a short research essay (approximately 10 pages, double-spaced where possible, in PDF format).
  • Transcripts
  • Application Fee
  • Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12927 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12927 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5773 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5773 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Kingston

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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