Social and Legal Studies, M.A. | University of Waterloo | Waterloo, Canada
24 months
15392 AUD/year
4508 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Waterloo’s Sociology Department provides a supportive, friendly, and intellectually vibrant environment in which to learn and to cultivate a sociological analysis of the most pressing issues confronting societies today. We offer a master degree in Social and Legal Studies at University of Waterloo.


Through our stimulating MA and PhD programs, graduate students gain a stronger understanding of social, political, economic, and cultural relations through sociological theory and methods, critical analysis, and interdisciplinary research training. 

Key Features 

  • Our Social and Legal Studies programs from University of Waterloo offer courses and research agendas in areas such as law, crime, and security, social inequalities and public policy, migration and transnationalism, governance studies, and culture and education.

Programme Structure

  • We currently have 19 faculty members teaching and supervising graduate students, plus over 10 affiliated and adjunct professors from other Universities and from University of Waterloo departments and colleges.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally an Honours Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Sociology with at least a 78% overall standing.
  • A statement of academic interest (approximately a page, outlining areas of interest and reasons for choosing to study at the University of Waterloo).
  • Results from the General Section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (optional).
  • Three academic references
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25), IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15392 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7696 AUD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4508 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2254 AUD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Waterloo

810 - 1447 CAD /month
Living costs

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