World Literatures and Cultures, M.A. | University of Ottawa | Ottawa, Canada
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World Literatures and Cultures

12 months
18168 CAD/year
4912 CAD/year
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World Literatures and Cultures from University of Ottawa is the first and only program of its kind in Canada. This one-year MA brings together areas of study such as literature, film, media, sociolinguistics, gender, diasporas and minorities.


World Literatures and Cultures from University of Ottawa explores the comparative and interdisciplinary nature of world cultures and arts, both past and present. It draws upon the combined expertise of professors from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and from other departments in both the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences.

Students at World Literatures and Cultures from University of Ottawa will:

  • discover how identities are shaped by cultural expressions in a national and transnational context. 
  • explore the nature of representation and cultural diversity. 
  • expand their intercultural knowledge in the dynamic setting of the nation’s capital.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intertextuality: Literature and the Arts
  • Lesser-Used and Minority Languages and Literatures
  • Europe and Its Others
  • Orientalism in Literature, Cinema and the Media
  • Topics in World Literatures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a BA with honours or major in languages, literature, linguistics, translation, film studies, communication, international studies, intercultural studies, or in another related discipline;
  • Have achieved a minimum average of 70% (B), calculated in accordance with guidelines in effect for graduate studies;
  • Have an active knowledge (proficiency in understanding, speaking and writing) of one of the two official languages (either English or French) and have at least a passive knowledge (ability to understand and read) of the other language.
  • Resume (must include chronological academic history as well as any other professional or extracurricular experience relevant to the application)
  • Letter of intent
  • Writing sample: clean copy of an essay or paper (10-15 pages) for an undergraduate course 
  • 2 Recommendation letters
  • Transcripts 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18168 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9084 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    4912 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2456 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

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