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UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY, CALGARY, ALBERTA - PROGRAMS

Calgary, AlbertaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1966Established Year
  30000Enrollment

Master of Arts [M.A] (Communication and Media Studies)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary

$ 10,904 

1st Year
Fees

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Program Description

  • The University of Calgary offers an MA in Communication and Media Studies for a duration of 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on both a full-time (2 years) and part-time (3 years) basis.
  • It is also a thesis-based program and can be completed full time and part-time both program in 4 years.
  • The program provides a dynamic environment, a community of students from around the world, and a faculty dedicated to fostering a setting where students can reach their full academic potential.
  • Students with full-time get the facilities to do some additional courses such as:
    • Critical Media Studies
    • Communication Infrastructure
    • Environmental communication Issues
    • Media and Politics and more.
  • In this program, students have to complete 3 core courses and 3 elective courses.
  • The core course topics include interdisciplinary approaches to communication and media studies, communication theory, and research methods.
  • Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend an open oral defense.
  • A master’s degree in communication and media studies will give students the pre-requisite for a PhD.
  • University offers interdisciplinary scholarship and rigorous theoretical and methodological grounding, and encourage students to develop unique programs of study.
  • The student-faculty ratio of the Communication and Media Studies program is 4:1.
  • Students get the opportunities to apply in private sector companies like communication/media/film-related companies, and in public sector companies like non-profit organizations.
  • The mission of the Faculty of Graduate Studies is to foster excellence, creativity, and innovation in graduate education and research at the University of Calgary.
  • The department gets many awards such as Achievement Awards, Federal awards, Indigenous awards, etc.
  • Job opportunities after the MA Communication and Media Studies are Sound Engineer, Sound Mixer, TV Correspondent, etc and the average salary goes up to 46,554 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 21,808 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Dec 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
ExamsGRE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary
Program Urlhttps://www.ucalgary.ca/future-students/graduate/explore-programs/communication-media-studies-mas...

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Bachelor's degree (4-years) from a recognized institution or an equivalent degree from the university.
  • The related fields include a UG degree in Mathematics, Social Science, Statistics, History of Economics, Political Economy.
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of an undergraduate degree.

Work Experience Eligibility:

  • Students may also be considered who have good research work.
  • For the thesis-based Master's program, admission is offered based upon publications, participation in research projects, and academic awards.
  • It typically takes two years to complete, with a maximum of four years.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year Bachelor’s degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Or,  completed a 3-year Bachelor's Degree must hold a Master's Degree.
  • Or, have a CGPA of 8/10 (or 7.5/10 for IIT's only).

Submission of GRE scores is compulsory for this program, and it is recommended to submit the scores (minimum 300) for better a chance of admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcript: A PDF copy of all post-secondary transcripts within the application or in Carleton Central.
  • Two Letter of Reference: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Statement of Intent: Explain the reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Two Writing Sample: Students applying for a job, internship, may be asked to provide a writing sample that allows an employer or graduate program to judge student ability to convey a written message.
  • Study proposal: Document proposing a research project, generally in the sciences or academia, and generally constitutes a request for sponsorship of that research.
  • Statement of Purpose: An essay stating the purpose of applying to a particular course at a particular university.
  • Statement of research interests: Student has to fill their interesting research work area in the application form.


Application Deadline

Fall
Dec 01


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

86 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

59 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE

309 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$10904$10904

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 16,480

Ranking

QS World University 2018

Ranked #151/ 200

Communication Studies [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • The students need a study visa to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada.
  • A Study Visa is issued to students by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and authorizes an individual to study at a designated learning institution in Canada for the duration of the program of study.
  • The Visa is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Letter of Acceptance from the University of Calgary 
    • Proof of Financial Support
    • Passport
    • Photograph

Work Study

Students with a valid Study Visa, enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students registered as full-time and have a valid Study Visa, may work on-campus 

  • There is no legal restriction on the number of hours to work on-campus, so long as the student remains a full-time student can work on-campus. 
  • Students may also work more than one job. 

Off-Campus: Students are enrolled full-time, have a valid study permit, and are in a program that leads to a UCalgary degree that takes longer than 6 months to complete, they may be eligible to work off-campus.

  • The graduate students can work 20 hours per week off-campus during regular academic sessions of Fall and Winter terms.
  • The undergraduate students can work 20 hours per week off-campus full-time during scheduled breaks. 

Work Permit: A work permit that allows international students to work full-time while still being enrolled full-time. Students may only use this work permit to work full-time during their co-op/practicum terms in a work. 


Career and Placement after Course

Following are the Job opportunities of MA in Communication and Media Studies are:

  • Sound Engineer
  • Film Director
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Sound Mixer and Sound Recorder
  • Special Correspondent
  • TV Correspondent
  • Producer
  • Radio Jockey



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