36 months
19534 CAD/module
8415 CAD/module
Tuition fee
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An increasingly relevant major, the Cultural Studies program from Mount Saint Vincent University is also an excellent complementary minor for Arts and Science majors, as well as for several professional studies degrees.

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What is Cultural Studies ?

Cultural Studies analyzes culture – the products and processes humans create to make life materially, socially, and individually meaningful. It is interdisciplinary and multifaceted. Its sites of analysis can range widely (popular culture; urban planning; the history of science; visual art; speculative fiction; music and film). Its core concerns remain: authority (who says?); authenticity (whose values?); and agency (who did this, how, and why?) 

Why Take Cultural Studies?

  • Enjoy interesting, creative, and diverse courses.
  • Learn skills of cultural analysis that will enrich your life and understanding.
  • Apply your skills in a range of professions from artistic production, writing, journalism, media studies, music, filmmaking, law, arts administration, curatorship, theatre, teaching, public relations.
  • Learn to think well, and think often!

Our Graduates

Graduates of the Cultural Studies program from Mount Saint Vincent University are working in a broad range of fields: journalism, library science, government and NGO service sectors, education, arts and culture, and many more.Many of our graduates also pursue graduate or further study in a range of academic fields, including social and political theory, literature, film, philosophy, cultural studies, and women and gender studies, as well as professional programs in life-long learning, adult education, literacy, and social work. 

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Critical Debates in Cultural Studies
  • Music and Culture
  • History of Rock and Roll
  • Art in Halifax Now
  • Drama in Cultural Context
  • Canadian Popular Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission from high school must submit a completed application, the application fee, and have an official transcript of the high school record forwarded directly from the high school to the Admissions Office.
  • Applicants who have previously attended another post-secondary college or university and those attending while making an application to the Mount may be eligible for transfer credits. Applicants must submit official documents of all previous academic work regardless of whether they are seeking recognition of transfer credits for a particular program. Students who fail to declare prior study or to supply such documentation may be denied admission to the University or be dismissed upon subsequent discovery.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19534 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19534 CAD per module during 36 months.
  • National

    8415 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8415 CAD per module during 36 months.
  • Nat: (10 courses) $8,415 – $8,833
  • Int: (10 courses) $19,534- $19,951

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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