Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Work and Labour

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Field of Study:Labour Studies
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,657
National: $6,976


We are offering two Graduate Diplomas in Work and Labour. These diplomas will be aligned with a new Concentration within our existing MA in Political Economy. The Type 2 GDip allows students enrolled in the Institute of Political Economy’s collaborating graduate programs (Master’s or PhD) in FASS and FPA to include a Graduate Diploma in Work and Labour along with their degree. The Type 3 GDip is a stand-alone program that allows participants to gain credentials for professional or academic purposes. It targets union staff, activists and leaders with a university degree, working in organizations whose focus is on research and advocacy on issues of economic policy, work and labour rights, social welfare, pensions, health care, immigration and settlement, disability and inclusion, child care and support to vulnerable people. It will also welcome a broad range of students wishing to work in unions and work-related organizations.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
All applicants must complete a four-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with at least a B+ average in an undergraduate university degree in a social sciences, humanities, or a relevant discipline. Applicants without these qualifications may be considered for admission with a BA General degree and significant relevant work or volunteer experience in the area of labour issues.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 September 02, 2022