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Cultural Studies: Text and Cultures, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Master of Arts (MA) in Cultural Studies: Texts and Cultures is intended to give students an excellent grounding in cultural, literary, and textual studies. 


This course-based MA program is intended to give students an excellent grounding in cultural, literary, textual, and visual studies. It is also ideal preparation for students interested in pursuing further graduate work at the PhD level in English and Cultural Studies (among other related fields), as well as for those interested in pursuing careers in secondary-school teaching, publishing, management, marketing, and other careers in communications and cultural industries, where MA degrees are increasingly valued.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in Cultural Theory
  • Topics in Cultures of Childhood
  • Topics in Genders, Sexualities, and Cultures
  • Topics in Local, National, and Global Cultures

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants should have an Honours or Four-year BA in English.
  • A joint Honours or Four-Year BA in English and another subject, or an Honours or Four-Year BA in a field that provides the applicant with preparation in cultural, literary, textual, and/or visual studies (in this context, some degrees we will consider include Honours or Four-Year BAs in Anthropology, Art History, History, Politics, Rhetoric and Communication, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies).
4 year Undergraduate degree with a minimum entry requirement:
  • Overall GPA of 3.0
  • A GPA of 3.5 in the major subject

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14960 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14960 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    7596 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7596 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Winnipeg

  • 1056 - 1650 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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