The interdisciplinary nature of the Master of Arts (MA) in Religion, Culture and Global Justice program prepares you to move into professional arenas within and outside of academia, such as:
We encourage you to interrogate conventions and develop new modes of ethical engagement. In doing so, we seek to cultivate the critical skills and the knowledge that you need to succeed both within and beyond the university.
We also offer a PhD in Religious Studies.
The MA in Religion, Culture and Global Justice is normally completed as a full-time, one-year, course-work-based program.
The coursework option requires completion of a core theory course, a colloquium requirement, 2.0 credits in elective courses, and a major research project.
The colloquium requirement can be completed in numerous ways, including professionalization workshops, teaching practicum, organizing a student conference, or a volunteer mini-internship with an (approved) organization.
For students who seek a more applied approach to their studies, the opportunity to pursue a 3-4 month internship as part of their coursework option (thereby extending the degree by one semester) will be available for the first time in 2019/20. Please consult the graduate coordinator for more details.
A full-time, two-year, thesis-based option is available for those who wish to pursue a topic in greater depth. In the thesis option (in place of the major research project), you will complete a thesis proposal by the end of your first year, and in your second year complete a thesis and an oral defense.
Note that internal funding is typically only available for the first year; students thinking of completing the two-year thesis option should have alternate funding (e.g. hold an external scholarship such as SSHRC or have assured research assistantship funding from their supervisor) for their second year.
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