Tuition & funding
The MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology enables students to conduct research into a wide array of topics including gender, colonialism, media and technology, language, environmental politics and the senses. In the thesis option, fieldwork projects are individualized, giving you the freedom to choose your subjects and/or a community to work with in consultation with your supervisor. Or you may choose to pursue a year-long, essay (non-thesis) option that requires you to engage in a broad and rigorous study of anthropological literature. This course of study is well-suited for those wanting to dedicate more energy to course work or for a faster point of entry into a Doctoral program. Our faculty members work all over the world on a wide range of topics, and also run local research clusters such as the Centre for Sensory Studies and the Concordia Ethnography Lab.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
Please see the Sociology and Anthropology Courses page for course descriptions.
credits chosen from one of the following options:
MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology with Thesis - Field Research (Option A)
MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology with Thesis - Bibliographic Research (Option B)
Note 1. All students are required to plan courses related to their own interests with the help of advisors.Note 2. Students registered in Option B are required to take 3 credits of SOCI elective studies.Note 3. No more than 3 credits of elective studies taken outside the Department of Sociology and Anthropology may be credited towards the degree.
credits of Required Courses:
• ANTH 600 Identity and Difference (3.00) • ANTH 601 Decolonizing Anthropology (3.00) • ANTH 610 Ethnographic Research and Ethics (3.00) • ANTH 620 Writing Ethnography (3.00) • ANTH 630 New Directions in Anthropological Research (3.00) • ANTH 660 Professional Development Seminar (3.00) • ANTH 690 Field Research Proposal (3.00)
• ANTH 6910 Fieldwork: Stage (3.00)
• ANTH 6920 Thesis - Field Research (21.00)
• ANTH 600 Identity and Difference (3.00) • ANTH 601 Decolonizing Anthropology (3.00) • ANTH 610 Ethnographic Research and Ethics (3.00) • ANTH 630 New Directions in Anthropological Research (3.00) • ANTH 660 Professional Development Seminar (3.00)
• ANTH 693 Bibliographic Research Proposal (3.00) • ANTH 6940 Bibliographic Research (3.00) • ANTH 6950 Thesis - Bibliographic Research (18.00)
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 studies that address contemporary social problems and examine various cultural practices that impact individuals on personal, local and global levels through advanced training in sociology.
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