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Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies

York University

12 months
12550 CAD/year
2870 CAD/year
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The Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies MA program at York University focuses on feminist perspectives on women and gender as they intersect with sexualities, race, ethnicity, class, ability and age. It encourages research projects that encompass more than one area.

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The Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies MA program at York University is interdisciplinary – drawing widely from the humanities, social sciences, environmental studies, fine arts, education and law – sensitive to diversity and universal in approach to both Canadian and global issues.

Learning outcomes

We have more than 90 professors devoted to the graduate program among the more than 200 professors at the University whose main area of research is gender and women's studies.

More than 100 feminist scholars are associated with the Centre for Feminist Research, which invites students and internationally renowned researchers from more than 30 countries to special lectures, conferences and to collaborate on research.

Housed at York, the Nellie Langford Rowell Library is Canada’s most comprehensive library dedicated to women’s studies resources, with more than 7,000 books, 200 current periodicals and the quarterly feminist journal.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Feminist Theory
  • Feminist Research Colloquium
  • Seminar in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies
  • Feminist Methodologies and Research Methods
  • The Global Sex Trade

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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24 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resumé or CV
  • Statement of intent (max. 1,000 words)
  • Sample of academic writing

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12550 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6275 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    2870 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1435 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
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