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Gender Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) St. John's, Canada
The Master of Gender Studies degree at the Memorial University of Newfoundland allows students to critically examine – at an advanced level – how gender shapes our identities, our social interactions and our world.
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Overview

Students will incorporate into their study frameworks for thinking about power relations and the ways those relations are shaped and challenged by intersecting constructions of gender, race, class, sexuality, age, ability and nationality.We offer three degree completion options: thesis, project, internship. 

The Memorial University of Newfoundland is the only university in Canada to offer degree completion by internship. This is a master degree in Gender Studies. We also offer a graduate diploma program, which offers an opportunity to study gender studies at an advanced level, without committing to a thesis, project, or internship. The graduate diploma is not a degree.

Faculty members in the Department of Gender Studies bring research expertise and interests in a range of fields, including: citizenship and human rights; corporeal feminism; reproductive rights; auto/biography and life writing; postcolonial and transnational feminisms; and First Nations studies. 

This interdisciplinary master’s program offers a thriving environment that draws on the expertise of scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines. Interdisciplinary resources in cognate areas are available to all MGS students.

Programme Structure

These research areas can be linked to specific broad clusters, as follows:

  • Gendered politics of health
  • Indigenous, transnational, and postcolonial feminisms
  • Life writing and autoethnography
  • Feminist and political theory
  • Cultural studies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcript(s) (must be submitted by post mail or courier)
  • Two (2) letters of appraisal 
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional requirements (may be required).
  • Prerequisites may be necessary for your program of interest

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2148 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1074 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1652 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 826 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition (NL students): MGS: $635-$953/semester 

Living costs for St. John's

  • 1159 - 1710 CAD/month
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