Brock University – Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty of Graduate Studies
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, ON
Canada L2S 3A1

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Description The Interdisciplinary MA Program in Popular Culture is housed in the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film. Its participating faculty are drawn from a number of different departments across the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities, but they all share the common view that the study of Popular Culture in its varied forms is a valuable and worthwhile scholarly endeavour that enables us to understand how societies, including our own, function and thrive. The forms of Popular Culture include literary texts and works of art as well as the mass media, including television, film, radio, recordings, advertising, newspapers and magazines, sport, rituals, fashion and fads. The study of Popular Culture in the program involves analyzing these expressive forms as aesthetic objects whose meaning depends on and illuminates the social, historical and cultural contexts in which they are created, disseminated, interpreted and used. Methods range from textual analysis to ethnographic observation and participant interviews.
Website: MA in Popular Culture (Thesis) at Brock University – Faculty of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:

National: $6,056.48

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or CanTEST [min. 4.5]

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests

Successful completion of a four-year Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline (for example, English, Film Studies, Fine Arts, History, Music, Political Science, Sociology, Canadian Studies, Communication Studies or Women’s Studies), with an average of not less than 75%. Applicants will usually be expected to have completed some courses related to Cultural Studies, Popular Culture or Media Studies as part of their undergraduate programs.