European Studies, M.A. | University of Guelph | Guelph, Canada
24 months
15332 CAD/year
6412 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The European Studies program of University of Guelph combines humanities and social science perspectives to the study of Europe, both past and present.


Key facts

The European Studies program of University of Guelph aims to provide students with a flexible approach to European Studies that allows for specialization within a core discipline and promotes expertise in European culture, history, and contemporary politics and society.

In the European Studies MA, you will:

  • Develop a program of study customized to your research interests
  • Work with faculty who are leaders in European Studies
  • Develop the ability to look at world issues through a variety of lenses
  • Develop critical thinking, communication and analytical skills relevant to your career goals
  • Gain intercultural understanding both during your study at the University of Guelph and through international experiences
  • Engage in dynamic classroom and research experiences which will help you develop relevant, applicable and valued skills

Are you interested in

  • European history, culture and politics
  • Europe in relation to other continents or Europe in a global world
  • Identity formation (e.g. minority, national, gender)
  • Nationalism and internationalism
  • Interplay between culture and politics

Career opportunities

  • Government Ministries/Civil Service/International Organizations
  • Teaching
  • Private Sector with ties to Europe
  • International Education
  • Arts Administration

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • European Identities
  • Research Methods
  • Myth, Fairy Tales and Modern European Identities
  • Women and the Arts in Europe: Seeking Expression
  • Europe and the Discourse of Civilization
  • European integration and the EU

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
B+ (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours degree from a recognized institution with at least a B+ average in the last four full-time semesters of study. 
  • A reading competence in a European language in addition to English is recommended. 
  • The official application form
  • A detailed up-to-date curriculum vitae. 
  • A one-page statement of research (letter of intent) outlining your reasons for applying to this program.
  • A sample of writing that displays your aptitude for research and analytical thinking (approx. 2,500 words). 
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15332 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7666 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    6412 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3206 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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