Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Legal Studies

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty:Department of Law
Field of Study:Legal Studies, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,381
National: $6,381


Our PhD program is designed for students with advanced research interests in the interdisciplinary study of law. The Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University has a long tradition of examining law within its broad social context, drawing on the tools and insights offered by different academic disciplines. Our faculty members reflect this commitment to interdisciplinarity as we are drawn from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, history, political science, philosophy, public policy, sexuality studies and human rights.


Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Applicants will normally hold a master's degree (or equivalent) with at least an A- average. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the department and the graduate program, applications are accepted from a wide variety of backgrounds, including, but not limited to, legal studies, political science, history, criminology, sociology, women's studies and philosophy. In cases of uncertainty, potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Supervisor as to the suitability of their background. Depending on their academic background, applicants may be asked to complete course work in addition to the Ph.D. program requirements.

* 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 01, 2022