Fall 2011 - Summer 2012
Master's and Ph.D. in Russian
The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies of McGill University offers graduate instruction at both the M.A. and Ph.D. levels. Our faculty specializes in 19th- and 20th-century Russian literature and culture, working in such areas as the Russian Novel, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Russian Modernism, Russian Romanticism, High Stalinist Culture, Post-Soviet culture, cultural mythology, intertextuality, and women's studies. The list of current graduate courses attests to the range and diversity of approaches in the Department. We offer a broad and flexible range of graduate seminars. Current graduate students collaborate with the Department of Art History and Communication Studies and with the McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women (MCRTW). Our small but dynamic program allows for a great deal of personal attention, an atmosphere of collegiality, and a close-knit intellectual community. The candidate for admission must have an aptitude for research work and be able to make an original contribution to knowledge. Particular emphasis is placed on working with the original language; credits may be allotted, at the discretion of the Department, to coursework leading to advanced proficiency in this area.
Ph.D. Language Tests
Ph.D. candidates in other departments who require Russian for research and in satisfaction of the language requirement should contact the Department for recommended courses.
Original research work and the scholarly qualities of the thesis are the principal criteria for conferring a graduate degree in Russian.
|Master of Arts (M.A.); Russian (Thesis) (48 credits)|
|The M.A. in Russian and Slavic Studies consists of coursework plus a research component which consists of an M.A. thesis proposal and an M.A. thesis.|
|Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Russian|
|The Ph.D. in Russian and Slavic Studies consists of coursework, multiple examinations, language requirements, and dissertation.|
The general rules of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies apply and are outlined in the General Information and Regulations section of the Calendar.
The minimum academic requirement is normally a high standing in an undergraduate degree with Honours Russian (or an equivalent specialization). Further, the Department must be convinced that the candidate for admission has an aptitude for research work and will be able to make an original contribution to knowledge.
A working knowledge of French is recommended for the Ph.D. program.
Any necessary preparation to fulfil these requirements will be offered within the Department or elsewhere at McGill. Certain graduate courses may be taken by arrangement at approved universities.
Applications will be considered upon receipt of:
All information must be submitted to the Graduate Coordinator, Department of Russian and Slavic Studies.
Dates for Guaranteed Consideration
For dates for guaranteed consideration, please consult the following website: www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/programs. Then select the appropriate program.
McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.
For more information, see Master of Arts (M.A.); Russian (Thesis) (48 credits).