Tuition & funding
The Master of Religions and Cultures examines how religion interacts with today’s globalized world. Our seminars and courses allow you to explore a variety of religions and cultures based on your research interests and future career. The research expertise of our faculty spans multiple traditions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
Students may focus in their studies and research paper or thesis on intersecting fields such as politics, the arts, media, NGO studies, and women’s and gender studies.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
Please see the Religions and Cultures Courses page for course descriptions.
credits Core Course:
• RELI 6001 Method and Theory in the Study of Religion (3.00)
credits chosen from:
MA (Religions and Cultures) with Guided Research Paper Option
MA (Religions and Cultures) with Thesis Option
credits of Elective Courses chosen from:
Topics in Judaic Studies (MA)
Topics in Religions and Cultures (MA)
Normally students may not take more than one 3-credit course outside the Department or University.
• RELI 6022 Research Preparation I (Religions and Cultures) (3.00) • RELI 6023 Research Preparation II (Religions and Cultures) (3.00)
• RELI 6030 Thesis Proposal (Religions and Cultures) (3.00)
• RELI 6032 Thesis (Religions and Cultures) (24.00)
Normally students may not take more than two 3-credit courses outside the Department or University.
• RELI 6024 Guided Research Paper Proposal (Religions and Cultures) (3.00)
• RELI 6025 Guided Research Paper I (9.00) • RELI 6026 Guided Research Paper II (Religions and Cultures) (9.00)
Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Tuition and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.
Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. They come in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Research and thesis-based students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.
The Quebec and Canadian governments offer a number of competitive graduate scholarships. We encourage you to apply for these awards at the same time you are preparing your application.
Conduct research into a wide array of topics including gender, colonialism, media and technology, language, environmental politics and the senses.
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Study alongside expert faculty in combining elements of anthropology, rabbinics, gender and literary studies in developing critical research from the latest materials in Judaic Studies.
Department of Religions and Cultures
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