York University - Graduate Studies

Socio-Legal Studies

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Program Information

School:York University - Graduate Studies
Faculty:School of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Legal Studies, General
Social Work
Description:The PhD in Socio-Legal Studies is the first doctoral program in Canada in interdisciplinary legal studies that is not based in a law school. While the academic foundation for our program rests on the contributions of scholars from a number of different disciplines, its scholarship can be distinguished from these disciplinary approaches by its greater attention to theory, methods, and substantive areas that focus on law and legal regulation as prime objects of investigation.
URL:Socio-Legal Studies at York University - Graduate Studies
Cost per year:*
National: $3,709

Cost per year is for the 2017-2018 academic year and includes tuition and supplementary fees.
Careers:Social WorkersCommunity and Social Service Workers

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] 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
PhD candidates must have a Master’s degree with minimum B+ average from a recognized university, with a minimum B+ average, or the equivalent, in a relevant social science or humanities program (e.g. Sociology; Criminology; Law and Society; Political Science; Women’s Studies; History; Philosophy).

* 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 15, 2017