McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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

Education and Society (M.A.)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Description The M.A. in Education and Society encourages students to study educational issues manifested in cultural, historical, philosophical, economic and political contexts. The two streams – Culture and Values in Education and Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum – are intended to reflect distinct but overlapping areas of educational inquiry. Study in Culture, Values and Education may focus on, for example, philosophy, art and aesthetics, values, spirituality and religion, gender issues or international and comparative education. The Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum stream emphasizes current perspectives on pedagogy and curriculum, teacher education, in- and out-of-school learning, practitioner research, and classroom practice. Through both of these streams, the M.A. program brings to bear diverse applied and critical theoretical perspectives including, for example, philosophy, sociology, cultural studies, policy studies, gender studies, critical pedagogy, and multiliteracies.
Website: Education and Society (M.A.) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Course Based? Yes
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:

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Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]

Applicants to the M.A. programs must submit: A current curriculum vitae, A letter of intent specifying academic and professional experience and interests (specifically, research interests for the Thesis option or project interests for the Non-Thesis Project option). Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from a university-level instructor; the other may be from an administrator in an educationally relevant context.

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

* 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