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Canadian Irish Studies (BA)

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Certificate (Cert)
Offered by:
School of Canadian Irish Studies, Faculty of Arts & Science

Why choose Canadian Irish Studies?

When you explore the history and culture of Ireland and the Irish experience in Canada and Quebec, you’re a pioneer. Canadian Irish Studies is the first program of its kind in Canada to examine the contributions the Irish have made to the development of both Quebec and Canadian society.

To understand Ireland and the Irish–Canadian story, you need to draw from many academic disciplines. You choose courses from History, Literature, Music, Cinema, Theatre, Theology, Political Science and more.  You also benefit from first­–hand academic and cultural exchanges, as Irish authors, scholars and political leaders visit us, and you have opportunities to study in Ireland.

Studying Ireland and its diaspora is a starting point for understanding the world.  As you discover issues that go beyond Irish matters — cultural nationalism, linguistic preservation, civil war, gender roles and immigrant integration, to name a few — you’ll connect with human experiences that echo around the globe.

Program Details

A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.


  • Major in Canadian Irish Studies (42 credits)
  • Minor in Canadian Irish Studies (24 credits)
  • Certificate in Canadian Irish Studies (30 credits)

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