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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: Gender and Women's Studies

   
Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Islamic StudiesWomen's Studies
Description This option is an interdisciplinary program for students who wish to specialize in Islamic Studies and earn 9 credits of approved coursework focusing on gender and women’s studies, and issues in feminist research and methods. The student’s Ph.D. thesis must be on a topic centrally relating to issues of gender and/or women’s studies. Students pursuing the Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at the Institute normally have a graduate specialization in the Humanities or Social Sciences, preferably in Islamic Studies or Middle Eastern Studies. Knowledge of Arabic or Persian at the second-year level is an asset. Admission to the Ph.D. program will be granted on the basis of the Admissions Committee's opinion that the applicant can successfully fulfil the academic requirements of the program within an appropriate span of time (normally six years). The language component of the degree is demanding; students are required to have knowledge of Arabic or Persian, a second Islamic language, and a research, usually European, language. Our Institute has been extremely successful in placing its Ph.D. graduates in top-ranking academic jobs in North America. Institute alumni now hold positions at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, as well as at leading Canadian universities. Our graduates help to ensure that a plurality of approaches to Islamic civilization is available to the students of today and tomorrow.
Website: Islamic Studies: Gender and Women's Studies at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Cost per year:
Provincial:$4,151.09
National:$4,151.09

Cost per year represents typical annual fees based on credits taken during Fall and Winter terms.
Requirements
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 567] 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 21, 2017