Religious Studies

Queen's University

12 months
12927 CAD/year
5773 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Are you a Religious Studies student who wants to take your study of religion to a new level? Want an opportunity to explore a particular issue or concept in depth? An MA in Religious Studies at Queen's University will give you that chance.


Queen's University offers a theoretically challenging twelve-month M.A. program, with generous financial assistance.

The Religious Studies program focuses on the relationship between religion and culture (ancient or contemporary) and, furthermore, places an emphasis on contemporary theories and methods in the study of religion.

 Our courses equip students with the tools to analyze and question such issues as politics, culture, race, gender, sexuality, and science, in the construction of religion. Students choose from a variety of courses through which they broaden and deepen the knowledge obtained during their undergraduate study.

Developing excellent research and writing skills is one of our most important outcomes. These skills are further honed as students have the opportunity to write a research essay that focuses on a particular religious tradition or phenomenon.

Our graduate students will have the opportunity to work as research or teaching assistants for Queen's professors. Because we do not have a PhD program in Religious Studies at Queen's, we are able to devote all our resources and attention to MA students and can give them research and teaching opportunities that other institutions cannot match.

Career options:

  • Admission to Doctoral work
  • Public policy research and analysis
  • International development work
  • A career in education
  • Journalism
  • Work in any setting which values an understanding of multiculturalism and diversity

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Core Course: Theory and Method in Religious Studies
  • Greek and Roman Religions
  • Yoga in India and the West
  • Religion and Democracy
  • Spirituality, Secularity, and Non-Religion
  • Critical Ethnography in the Study of Religion
  • Judaism in the Modern Age
  • Readings in Religion: Religion and Public Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A complete application must include official, up-to-date transcripts for all current and previous study the applicant has listed in the Academic Background section of the application.
  • Transcripts in languages other than English or French must be accompanied by an English or French translation provided by the institution issuing the transcript.
  • For applicants to research programs, two current academic recommendations are required from professors under whom the applicant has recently studied. 
  • Two Professional letters of recommendation can be submitted in support of applications to professional graduate programs. 
  • Proficiency in English is a prerequisite for admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12927 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12927 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5773 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5773 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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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Religious Studies
Queen's University