Research course

Canadian Studies

University of Edinburgh · School of Social and Political Science

Entry requirements

All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The Centre of Canadian Studies (CCS) is internationally recognized as the leading centre for the study of Canada in the UK.

The Centre has particular strengths in the following research areas:

  • Aboriginal politics, society and culture
  • Arctic Canada
  • Canadian politics
  • Circumpolar politics
  • Constitutional studies
  • Deliberative democracy
  • Electoral politics in Canada and the UK
  • Federalism and sub-state politics
  • Gender politics in Canada
  • Human rights, including Children’s rights
  • Identity politics
  • International development - Canada, Africa and South Asia
  • Language politics
  • Migration to Canada
  • Multiculturalism
  • Museum studies
  • Nationalism
  • Public policy in Canada, UK and Europe
  • Popular culture
  • Postcolonial literatures
  • Quebec and Scotland
  • Referendums
  • Scottish-Canadian Histories
  • Social movements
  • Sustainable development
  • Urban History
  • Visual culture
  • Warfare and commemoration

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0) 131 651 1560