University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

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Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Field of Study:Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Linguistic, Comparative, and Rel. Lang. Studies and Services, Other
Areas of Research:Applied Linguistics (French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian); French Literatures/Cultures; German Literatures/Cultures; Italian Studies; Slavic Languages, Literatures and Linguistics; Spanish and Latin American Studies; Translation Studies; Ukrainian Folklore.
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,072


The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies confers Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian. All MA programs, except for Humanities Computing, are available either as thesis- or course-based. The Department focuses on individual language areas such as Studies in French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian as well as offers interdisciplinary possibilities.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    The requirement for the PhD program is an MA degree in the area of specialization. The grade point average obtained during the last 60 units of course weights of graduate study must be at least 3.0 on the 4 point grading scale used at this University or an equivalent standing from another recognized institution.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]
    Application Notes : Applicants may also take a PTE with a minimum score of 50 in order to prove their English proficiency.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Two original transcripts, and two academic writing samples are also required.

    * 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 06, 2022