York University - Graduate Studies

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Socio-Legal Studies

York University - Graduate Studies

Faculty:School of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Legal Studies, General
Social Work
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,145
Careers:Managers in Social, Community and Correctional ServicesSocial WorkersCommunity and Social Service Workers


York's interdisciplinary program in Socio-Legal Studies builds on York’s long tradition of law & society teaching and research. Contributing faculty are leaders in the areas of international human rights, socio-historical approaches to law, transnational policing, immigration and border security, indigenous rights and global financial crime. The one-year MA program offers students courses in socio-legal theory and methods as well as a required Major Research Paper.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
The Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies seeks high-achieving students. To be considered for admission as a Master or Arts (MA) candidate in Socio–Legal Studies a student must have completed an honours degree program or equivalent from a recognized postsecondary institution, with an academic average of no less than a B+ over the last two (2) years of academic work.

* 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 November 26, 2022