Legal Studies, M.A. | Carleton University | Ottawa, Canada
24 months
18463 CAD/year
6657 CAD/year
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Organized around the theme of law and social transformation, this interdisciplinary Legal Studies MA program from Carleton University is designed for students interested in developing a rigorous and critical understanding of how law works, the different ways individuals encounter and challenge law and the relationship between law, nation, citizenship and belonging.


Students in the Legal Studies MA program from Carleton University participate in ongoing research and seminar series sponsored by the Department of Law and Legal Studies, including the Jurisprudence Center and the Graduate Culture Seminar.

Capital Advantage

With a location in the nation’s capital, Carleton is in close proximity to Parliament, the Supreme Court of Canada and various government departments directly and indirectly involved with law. In addition, offices of many interest groups and social movements concerned with legal and social change provide Carleton with unrivaled resources for research and policy studies in law and governance. Career opportunities are just down the road.

Career Opportunities

Alumni are pursuing successful careers as researchers and advisors in various levels of governmental departments and NGOs, as well as careers in academia. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Law and Social Transformation
  • Legal Method and Social Inquiry
  • Law and Gender Relations
  • Law, Economy and Society
  • Law, Crime and Social Order
  • Law, State and Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in a relevant field of study with at least a B+ standing.

Tuition Fee

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    18463 CAD/year
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    6657 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6657 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
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