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Music - Gender and Women's Studies

McGill University

48 months
16750 CAD/year
2726 CAD/year
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This Music - Gender and Women's Studies program from McGill University is open to doctoral students who are interested in cross-disciplinary research that focuses on issues centrally related to gender, sexuality, feminist theory, and/or women’s studies.


This Music - Gender and Women's Studies program from McGill University is offered in collaboration with the McGill Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies that includes faculty and graduate students from across the University.

Students admitted to the PhD in Music who have a master’s degree other than a master’s degree in music from McGill University may be required to successfully complete one or more undergraduate course(s) before completion of the doctoral program.


A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comprehensive Examinations
  • Colloquium
  • Feminist Theories and Methods
  • Feminist Research Symposium

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A master's degree in Music Composition, or its equivalent, from a university recognized by McGill. 
  • A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) should be 3.0 out of a possible 4.0, or your grade point average (GPA) should be 3.2 out of 4.0 in your last two years of full-time studies.
  • Proficiency in English, the primary language of instruction at McGill.
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Research proposal
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Composition scores
  • Composition recordings
  • Thesis summary/abstract
  • Your supervisor preference.
  • Two recent essays
  • Requirements may vary for each specialisation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16750 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8375 CAD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    2726 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1363 CAD per semester during 48 months.


McGill University is committed to provide financial support for graduate education. Through Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) and other academic units, McGill is working to increase the number of student fellowships and scholarships, exploring new avenues for student support, and making it easier to disburse existing funds. Our competitive funding support offers, coupled with Montreal’s low cost of living, makes graduate studies at McGill a wise educational investment.

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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