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Cultural Studies Graduate Scholarships

The University of Winnipeg


Culture.
We produce it.
We consume it.
Do we understand it?

The Cultural Studies program at the University of Winnipeg aims to give students the knowledge and skills they need to understand how culture works and to what ends. It takes up a central mission of the UW: to prepare our students to make their way in the future in an increasingly complex global society. Our program helps to prepare students for careers in cultural industries such as publishing, arts administration, media, policy analysis, and education. Our program is also excellent preparation for study at the doctoral level. Since we welcome students and faculty from a variety of disciplines, our graduates may pursue further research and scholarship in a number of fields within the humanities and social sciences.

Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary field that investigates the ways in which cultures are produced and reproduced. In Cultural Studies, culture is not understood as “high culture” or a group of elite texts, but rather as the whole complex of changing beliefs, ideas, feelings, values, and symbols that define a community’s organization and sense of itself. Culture in this sense is often understood to be a primary vehicle of globalization in the contemporary world. The field of Cultural Studies is on the leading edge of current Humanities and Social Science teaching and research.