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(Hons) Women's Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (WUR) London, Canada
In this (Hons) Women's Studies program from the University of Western Ontario, you will explore the dynamics that shape your everyday experiences as a gendered person in contemporary culture. 
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In the (Hons) Women's Studies program from the University of Western Ontario, you will learn how to develop a critical perspective that takes factors such as sex, gender, sexuality, race, class and (dis)ability into account. You might find your worldview transformed as you apply these perspectives to your study in other classes and to all aspects of your life. 

The courses reflect an expanding field of feminist research including feminist theory, sexuality studies, health, queer and legal issues, philosophy, violence against women, women and equity in the workplace, and women and the creative arts. 

Women's Studies and Feminist Research officially became a department at The University of Western Ontario in July 2006. The Women's Studies program was established in 1987 and is a department in both the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and the Faculty of Social Science. The Department offers a variety of degree modules and promotes feminist scholarship through provision for resident scholars, a Distinguished Speakers Series, faculty colloquia, annual conferences, and publications. It also has an active and lively Women's Studies Student Council.

The Modeules

The modules are interdisciplinary and are administered directly by the Department. Students register in either the Faculty of Arts and Humanities or the Faculty of Social Science. Students and prospective students are invited to visit the main office in Lawson Hall 3260 often, both for information and academic counselling.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • Women and Health
  • Social History of Women in Canada
  • Social History Of Women In Canada
  • Women Artists And Their Unconventional Images Of Women
  • The Art Of Sex: Depictions Of Sex And Sexuality In Western Art
  • Intimate Relations: Sex, Gender And Love
  • Women And Popular Culture: Garbo To Gaga
  • The Body
  • Making Men: Critical Studies In Masculinity

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Completion of the entire Diploma including the Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay
  • Passes in a minimum of 6 subjects of which 3 must be at the Higher Level
  • A minimum grade total of 28 including points awarded for the Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge
  • No mark less than 4 on any individual course
  • Prerequisites for your program as specified by Western 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31042 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31042 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6050 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6050 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1037 - 1630 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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