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PhD Cultural Studies

Trent University

Take an innovative approach to the study of culture, and gain comprehensive knowledge of the intellectual traditions in cultural studies.

This program, the first of its kind in Canada, opens the door to a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment in which you will have the opportunity to take on ground-breaking research in your chosen field. In this program, you will have the flexibility to work with your colleagues and faculty members the way that best suits your studies.

After graduation, you will be ready to do the important work of contributing, through teaching and original research, to fields of inquiry pivotal to the development of our thinking, and our cultures, in the twenty-first century. Trent graduates go on to become teachers and researchers at universities and colleges in Canada and abroad, and to develop new forms of cultural inquiry and artistic innovation wherever they live.

  • Collaborate and work closely with highly-regarded faculty members on original research.
  • Enjoy Peterborough’s vibrant arts and culture community – a stimulating environment for the study and development of culture.
  • Past dissertations have engaged a wide variety of fields, such as Memory Studies, Tourism Studies, Cinema Studies, Science Fiction, Media Studies and Research Creation.
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Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
4 years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024
  • September 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time