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About Canadian Society & Culture
Masters degrees in Canadian Society & Culture involve advanced study of the various components, influences and movements which embody Canada’s social and cultural character.
Related subjects and postgraduate specialisms include North American Studies, Native American Studies, and Canadian Studies. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Cultural Studies, Communication Studies or Languages and Literature.
Canada offers a broad range of research topics for postgraduates with regards to its culture and social practices, having a diverse heritage with both indigenous origins and European influences.
French, British and American cultures have significantly influenced Canada’s modern art, literature, music and political institutions. As a result, the heritage, traditions, belief systems and values which you may explore are wide-ranging.
For example, you might examine Canada’s political institutions, particularly the ways in which the government’s policies are greatly centred on progressive multicultural ideologies. Alternatively, you might explore Canadian responses to social issues, such as environmental sustainability, healthcare, and poverty.
Careers in this include a range of roles within public and private sectors, such as government roles in foreign policy or public administration. You might also explore roles in public relations, marketing, journalism and publishing.
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This programme introduces you to a range of colonial and postcolonial discourse from countries and regions such as Africa, the Americas, Asia, Canada and Oceania.
The suite of taught modules have been carefully constructed to take you on a series of journeys - from a discussion of American Studies itself as an approach, and then from the immediate localities, regions and borders of the United States, to the wider national and international settings.
The MA by Research in American Studies gives you an opportunity to develop your research interests in the history, politics, literature and/or culture of the United States in a supportive environment, with the guidance of a supervisor who is an expert in their field.