McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

German Studies (M.A. Thesis)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Master
Field of Study: German Studies
Description The graduate program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - German Studies combines the rigor of traditional philological inquiry into the history of German literature with a broader cultural studies approach that attends to the historical and mediological aspects of German intellectual history. Particular emphasis is placed on the way media technologies – film, photography, the physical form of the book – influence, interact with, and inflect this textual tradition. In bringing together research on both the semiotic and material aspects of literary and intellectual history, the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - German Studies encourages students to engage with a range of theoretical and methodological approaches on their way to formulating their own coherent interdisciplinary programs of research.
Website: German Studies (M.A. Thesis) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

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Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 567]

Online application. Two certified copies of all university transcripts (all transcripts not in English or French must be accompanied by a certified English or French translation). Two letters of recommendation (in English or French). $100 application fee. Test results: TOEFL required of all applicants to graduate studies whose mother tongue is not English, and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone). Minimum score of 86, with each component score not less than 20, required on the Internet-based TOEFL examination. Proof of TOEFL must be presented at time of application or shortly thereafter. Sample of written work. Statement of academic intent. For Italian Studies only: a sample critical essay, written in Italian. For Russian and Slavic Studies only: interview, where appropriate, if necessary by telephone, with members of the Department Graduate Committee.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio

* 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.

Last Updated: July 23, 2015