Religious Studies, M.A. | University of Ottawa | Ottawa, Canada
24 months
18346 CAD/year
4912 CAD/year
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Religious Studies from University of Ottawa focuses on the study of the religious phenomenon through teaching and research in the same manner and on the same level as any other category of facts accessible to human experience and observation.


Religious Studies from University of Ottawa introduces you to disciplines that play a role in the study of religions are primarily of a historical, sociological, psychological and anthropological nature. Such a study must take into account the plurality of religious traditions and expressions in society and examine the relationships among them.

Students at Religious Studies from University of Ottawa will:

  • focus on religions in Canada, including Amerindian and Inuit traditions, and on religions in the comparative cultural context as well as religions in the Graeco-Roman World. 
  • explore religious phenomena across different religious traditions expressly within their specific cultural contexts. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Second Temple Judaism
  • Psychoanalysis and Religion
  • Freud, Jung and Religion
  • Origins of Christianity
  • Seminar in Religious Studies
  • Current Approaches to the Study of Religion
  • Religion and Society in Cross-cultural Analysis
  • Religion and Anthropology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants who hold a bachelor with honours in Religious Studies or the equivalent with at least second-class standing may be admitted to the master's program. 
  • Those who do not have an honours degree in religious studies may be admitted to a qualifying year during which they complete the requirements normally included in the honours program.  
  • As part of their application, applicants must submit a statement (1-2 pages) describing their research interests.
  • Resume (must include chronological academic history)
  • Letter of intent
  • 2 Recommendation letters
  • Transcripts 
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18346 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9173 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4912 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2456 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

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