MA and PhD programs in Russian at McGill University

Deadline: January 6, 2022

Russian Studies at McGill invites applications from talented and qualified students.  As part of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, we offer a uniquely multi-cultural and interdisciplinary environment. Our students and faculty are committed to open, culturally informed dialogue among national and across intellectual traditions.

Our faculty specializes in 19th-21st century Russian literature and culture, working in such areas as Russian Romanticism and Realism, the Russian novel, Dostoevsky and Chekhov, as well as Soviet and Post-Soviet film and media. We offer seminars in drama, film, folklore, genre theory,  the avant-garde, high Stalinist culture and post-Soviet culture.  Our students are invited to explore visual culture, cultural mythology, symbolic geography, and intermediality. Beyond Russian Studies, the Department hosts a broad and flexible range of graduate seminars, including literary theory, world cinemas, digital humanities, media studies and environmental and animal studies. A small but dynamic program allows for a great deal of personal attention, an atmosphere of collegiality and a close-knit intellectual community.

McGill University is world famous for its academic standards and scholarly achievements. Located in Montréal, a cosmopolitan and vibrant city which consistently ranks as one of the world’s best cities for students, it provides a fascinating intellectual and cultural setting for serious graduate studies. Our graduate students have collaborated with the Departments of Communication and Art History, Jewish Studies, the School of Music and the Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies.

Financial support and teaching assistantships for qualified graduate students are available. Instruction and supervision are offered in pedagogy and second-language teaching.

For a closer look at our programs, see

The application deadline for admission in Fall 2022 is 06 January 2022.

Contact information:  

Prof. Laura Beraha, Graduate Program Director –

Inquiries welcome!