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Communication and Media Studies

24 months
8242 CAD/year
3533 CAD/year
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The Communication, Media and Film program pf University of Calgary invites students to pursue their academic interests in the critical study of communication and media.


The Communication, Media and Film program pf University of Calgary offers a dynamic environment, a community of students from around the world, and a faculty dedicated to fostering a setting where students can reach their full academic potential.

We also offer interdisciplinary scholarship and rigorous theoretical and methodological grounding, and encourage students to develop unique programs of study that reach beyond the boundaries of traditional academic subjects.

Our approach is primarily qualitative, producing research with a tangible impact for diverse communities.

Completing this program

  • Core Courses: Topics include interdisciplinary approaches to communication and media studies, communication theory and research methods.
  • Thesis: Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.
  • Additional Courses: Topics may include critical media studies, communication infrastructure, environmental communication issues, media and politics and more.


Academic careers; private sector: communication/media/film related companies, companies dependent on digital media, wifi services; public sector: non-profit organizations, government positions dependent on digital communication.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Communication and Media Studies
  • Communication and Cultural Theory
  • Critical Media Studies
  • Representation and Identity
  • Communications and Cultural Industries
  • Social and Media Activism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
  • A completed four year baccalaureate degree in Communications Studies, Culture Studies or related field.
  • Two samples of written work.
  • A statement of research intent (250-500 words)
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • Two reference letters

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8242 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8242 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3533 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3533 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Calgary

1247 - 1953 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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