Explore program requirements and detailed descriptions for required and elective courses throughout the German and Slavic studies program.
Explore an in-depth study of literature and culture. Our department encourages the interdisciplinary growth of knowledge through its strengths in cultural studies, gender studies, literary history, and theory and linguistics.
Once you have earned your MA degree, you will be recognized as having the kind of analytical, interpretive, and writing skills that foster success in whatever career or field you choose. Our students are well positioned to continue their studies and earn a doctorate degree or choose from a wide range of possibilities in the job market.
Join D.E.R. Klub (Deutsche Enthusiastische Repräsentanten)! Our club is for students studying the German language, native German speakers or anyone interested in German culture.
Through our various activities we strive to develop an environment where students can feel free to practise and improve their language skills, meet other students with similar interests and above all have fun!
Many students from our programs have spent part or all of an academic year in Europe. These programs give students a linguistic and cultural expertise which is difficult to acquire in any other way. All of our exchange and summer-study programs allow students to receive credit toward their University of Manitoba degree.
The Department of German and Slavic Studies offers programs of study leading to a Master of Arts degree in German Language and Literature, and Slavic Languages and Literatures, as well as a pre-master's option.
Expected duration: 2 years
The MA program consists of a combination of coursework and a thesis component.
Tuition and fees: One year’s tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)
In addition to the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section, students must complete a minimum number of 15 credit hours of coursework, including:
Expected duration: 1 year
The pre-master’s program consists of 24 credit hours of coursework which includes a minimum of 12 credit hours in the major discipline (German or Slavic).
Tuition and fees: Varies (refer to the pre-master's section in Graduate tuition and fees)
Students without a four-year degree or without an undergraduate major in the discipline to be studied must complete a pre-master’s year as approved by the chair of the appropriate graduate studies committee or their delegate before they can enter the master’s program. This year is intended to bring the student’s standing to approximately the level of a four-year degree with a major in the appropriate discipline.
The following are minimum requirements to be considered for entry into the program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Admission decisions are based on the qualifications of the applicant as well as the ability of the Department of German and Slavic Studies and the University of Manitoba to serve the applicant’s intended program of study and area of specialization.
In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
To be considered for admission to the German and Slavic Studies (MA) program, you must have a minimum of:
To be considered for the pre-master’s program you must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
The German or Slavic studies programs accepts applications for the Fall and Winter term. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:
Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.