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Humanities (PhD)

Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
4 years
90 credits
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Program overview

The PhD in Humanities, based in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC), can be undertaken in many areas of interdisciplinary expertise at Concordia. Our students enter the program with an MA or MFA and come from a variety of disciplines across the humanities, social sciences and fine arts. They benefit from a vibrant academic milieu that encourages innovative thinking and cross-disciplinary approaches to today's vital issues. Some examples of topics being looked at by students in the program include digital culture, First People's studies, globalization and women's studies. Concordia’s outstanding research centres and labs include Milieux, the Media History Research Centre, the Centre for Sensory Studies and the Centre for Expanded Poetics, among many others. Students entering with an MFA or another graduate degree can pursue research-creation projects that combine scholarly investigation with creative practice in a variety of media and platforms

Program structure

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • MA or MFA with high standing from a recognized university.
  • Portfolio (for research-creation applicants).
  • Research or research-creation proposal.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Application process

Tuition & funding

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Individualized Program (PhD)
  • Thesis
Individualized Program (PhD)

Craft your own research path and develop unique career trajectories by stepping outside the normal boundaries of research and creation. Draw on the various resources available at the University either within a Faculty or across Faculties.



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