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Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies (MA - Thesis)

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School:Trent University - Graduate Studies
Faculty:School of Graduate Studies
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Aboriginal Studies
Canadian Studies
Description:In the interdisciplinary Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies program at Trent, you’ll be supported in your curiosity and your passion for intellectual debate and dialogue.

Structure your studies by choosing from one of two research options, a thesis or a major research paper. Explore important issues and debates in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies and consider areas of specialization such as: Canada in the global context; cultural heritage: women and gender, the arts; policy and community; or identities and difference in Canada.
URL:Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies (MA - Thesis) at Trent University - Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,626

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Proficiency in English usage, both written and oral, is essential to pursue graduate studies at Trent University. Applicants whose primary language is not English and who completed their previous university education in a language other than English, must provide proof of proficiency in English before admission using one of the tests listed below. Where the language of instruction in the previous university education has been English, the Committee on Graduate Studies is prepared to consider alternate proof of English language proficiency. Applicants who studied at a university in Bangladesh, India, Nigeria or Pakistan are not eligible for this exception and must provide proof of English language proficiency using one of the tests listed below. The following tests are acceptable forms of proof of English language proficiency: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) A minimum score of 580 PBT, 237 CBT with a minimum TWE score of 4.5 or 93 iBT with a minimum score of 22 in both speaking and writing is required.; (Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, U.S.A.) CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Test) – alternate test only for applicants who do not have access to TOEFL (Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6). The minimum acceptable score is 60, with at least 60 in Writing Proficiency. MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery). The minimum acceptable score is 85, with no part below 80. IELTS Academic (International English language Testing Services). The minimum acceptance score is 6.5, with no band below 6.0. Applicants must make their own arrangements for taking language tests and having the official results sent to the University in time to meet its application deadline by contacting the centre in their locale or by writing to one of the above.

Application Notes : Proficiency in English usage, both written and oral, is essential to pursue graduate studies at Trent University. Applicants whose primary language is not English and who completed their previous university education in a language other than English, must provide proof of proficiency in English before admission using one of the tests listed below. Where the language of instruction in the previous university education has been English, the Committee on Graduate Studies is prepared to consider alternate proof of English language proficiency. Applicants who studied at a university in Bangladesh, India, Nigeria or Pakistan are not eligible for this exception and must provide proof of English language proficiency using one of the tests listed below. The following tests are acceptable forms of proof of English language proficiency: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) A minimum score of 580 PBT, 237 CBT with a minimum TWE score of 4.5 or 93 iBT with a minimum score of 22 in both speaking and writing is required.; (Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, U.S.A.) CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Test) – alternate test only for applicants who do not have access to TOEFL (Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6). The minimum acceptable score is 60, with at least 60 in Writing Proficiency. MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery). The minimum acceptable score is 85, with no part below 80. IELTS Academic (International English language Testing Services). The minimum acceptance score is 6.5, with no band below 6.0. Applicants must make their own arrangements for taking language tests and having the official results sent to the University in time to meet its application deadline by contacting the centre in their locale or by writing to one of the above.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
Applicants are required to have: an Honours degree (4 years); a minimum B+ (77%) or equivalent in the work of the last four semesters or the last two undergraduate years (last ten full credits); an undergraduate courses relating to Canada, or willing to take such courses as make-up, usually before admission; and a clear interest in an interdisciplinary graduate experience.
Cost Notes : Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on December 29, 2017

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