M.A. On Campus

Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

24 months
7680 CAD/year
3759 CAD/year
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Modern Languages and Cultural Studies offers MA and PhD degree programs at the University of Alberta in four major areas, or streams: Applied Linguistics, Media and Cultural Studies, Translation Studies, and Transnational and Comparative Literatures.


Bringing with them individual experiences in the study of diverse cultures and languages, students develop and explore research questions in a creative, dynamic, and international learning environment that emphasizes both academic and professional training. 

Learning outcomes

The Modern Languages and Cultural Studies program at the University of Alberta feature interdisciplinary and transcultural seminars, a student-designed professional development portfolio, and colloquia that support collaboration and accelerated time to degree completion. Uniquely equipped with skills in cultural communication and a commitment to global diversity, our graduates pursue careers in government, business, and academia as passionate educators, innovative researchers, and inspired leaders.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Media and Cultural Studies
  • Translation Studies
  • Transnational and Comparative Literatures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission is competitive; meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
  • You must meet the minimum requirements in all subjects, even after receiving an admission offer, in order to remain admissible. (See your admission offer letter for more details.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7680 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7680 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3759 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3759 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Edmonton

1201 - 1992 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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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