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McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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

Islamic Studies (M.A. Thesis)

   
Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Islamic Studies
Description Students pursuing the M.A. in Islamic Studies at the Institute normally have an undergraduate specialization in the Humanities or Social Sciences, preferably with a major in Islamic Studies or Middle Eastern Studies. Knowledge of Arabic or Persian at the first-year level is an asset. The atmosphere at the Institute is strongly international and the excellent student-teacher ratio is conducive to a high degree of interaction. Subsequent career paths include teaching at the secondary and post-secondary levels, working for NGOs, government agencies, or companies doing business in Islamic countries, and further graduate study in this field.
Website: Islamic Studies (M.A. Thesis) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Provincial:$4,151.09
National:$9,162.89
International:$12,600.00

Cost per year represents typical annual fees based on 30 credits taken during Fall and Winter terms.
Requirements
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 567] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]

Normally, if you meet any one of the following conditions you are not required to submit proof of proficiency in English: Mother tongue (language first learned and still used on a daily basis) is English; has obtained (or is about to obtain) an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction; has obtained (or is about to obtain) an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized institution in Canada or the United States of America (anglophone or francophone); or has lived and attended university, or been employed, for at least four consecutive years, in a country where English is the acknowledged primary language. If you do not meet any of the above-listed conditions, you must demonstrate proficiency in English using one of the following options: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum acceptable scores are: IBT (Internet-Based Test): 86 overall, no less than 20 in each of the four component scores; PBT (Paper-Based Test): 567; IELTS (International English Language Testing System): a band score of 6.5 or greater (Academic module); MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): a mark of 85% or higher; University of Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): a grade of “B” (Good) or higher; University of Cambridge ESOL Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of “C” (Pass) or higher; Edexcel London Test of English – Level 4 – with an overall grade of at least “Merit Pass”; Edexcel London Test of English – Level 5 – with an overall grade of at least “Pass”; or McGill Certificate of Proficiency in English or McGill Certificate of Proficiency – English for Professional Communication: Certificate of Proficiency awarded.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Portfolio
Applicants must have a degree (B.A. or M.A.) from a recognized university, with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or equivalent), OR a grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 out of 4.0 in the last two years of full-time studies, according to Canadian standards. The degree should be in the Humanities or Social Sciences, preferably in Islamic or Middle Eastern Studies.

* 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: October 19, 2017