Anglophone Quebec Universities and Colleges

Students in Quebec who wish to enroll in universities and colleges where English is the primary language of instruction have plenty of options.  There are three universities and five colleges they can choose from.

These universities and colleges offer degree programs, pre-university and training programs. Some of these institutions also offer distance and online learning and may accommodate students from Quebec. Concordia University offers top-ranking programs in engineering, journalism, fine arts and social science.

Concordia University

Concordia University is a public university established in 1974. It is one of the two Anglophone universities in Montreal, and it was ranked among the top 500 universities in the world in 2010. The school came from the merger of Sir George Williams University and Loyola College. Concordia has an estimated 43,944 enrolled students. Over 32,340 students are enrolled in undergraduate programs, and 6,462 are in post-graduate programs.

Concordia has four faculties that offer over 285 undergraduate programs. The university provides degrees that can typically be completed in three to four years for full-time students. The school’s master’s degrees are usually obtained in one and a half to three years while the takes Ph.D students about four years. There are 70 programs to choose from that lead to both master’s and doctoral degrees. The university also offers diplomas and certificates that require a year and a half to finish. Concordia University is comprised of the following schools and faculties.

  • Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Faculty of Fine Arts
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • School of Extended Learning
  • John Molson School of Business
  • Colleges and Institutes

Concordia’s faculty of arts and science has 21 departments at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Meanwhile, the faculty of engineering and computer science has 86 programs, and the faculty of fine arts offers 76 programs. The John Molson School of Business provides 48 different programs.

McGill University

McGill University was founded in 1821 in Montreal. It is a public research university that placed 18th in the QS World University Rankings in 2012. The university has 32,514 students enrolled. About 23,750 of them are enrolled in undergraduate programs, and 8,756 are in post-graduate programs. About 20 percent of them come from 150 countries outside Canada. McGill is located in a francophone province, but 51.8 percent of the students claim English as their primary language.

At present, McGill has 11 faculties and 11 professional schools with over 300 programs offered. McGill also has sophisticated libraries and laboratories. It also has affiliations with many teaching hospitals, and its health science programs are among the best in Canada. The Montreal General Hospital, Montreal Neurological Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital that are now a part of the McGill University Health Centre. McGill University is comprised of the following faculties and schools.

  • Arts
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Agricultural and Environmental  Sciences
  • Religious Studies
  • Desautels Faculty of Management
  • Architecture
  • Urban Planning
  • Computer Science
  • Continuing Studies
  • Information Studies
  • Dietetics and Human Nutrition
  • Environment
  • Nursing
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Schulich School of Music

Dawson College

Dawson College was founded in 1969 as the first Anglophone college in Westmount. It has an estimated 10,000 students in pre-university and technical programs and other special areas of study. Dawson also offers continuing education through evening courses in both credit and non-credit divisions. Recently, the college partnered with the University of Sherbrooke to open the Confucius Institute on its campus in Quebec. Dawson College programs include the following.

  • Pre-university Programs for Creative Arts Literature and Languages, Fine Arts, Sciences, Social Science and Liberal Arts
  • Technical Career Programs for Creative and Applied Arts, Science, Medical Studies and Engineering, Social Science and Business Technology
  • Special Areas of Study Programs for Creative and Applied Arts and Social Science

John Abbott College

John Abbott College is another Anglophone college in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. It was founded in 1971, and it is recognized as a prominent landmark in Montreal’s West Island community. The John Abbot campus is comprised of ten buildings equipped with state of the art facilities. This includes Brittain Hall, Casgrain Center, Herzberg Building, Hochelaga Building, Penfield Building, the Science and Health Technologies Building, Steward Hall, Stewart East and Jones Building. There are an estimated 7,400 students enrolled in its career programs, pre-university programs, pathway programs, certificates and general education programs. John Abbott College has the following departments.

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Arts
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Economics
  • Engineering Technologies
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Pre-Hospital Emergency care
  • Police Technology
  • Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention

Vanier College

Vanier College offers two-year pre-university and three-year technical programs. It was established in 1970 in Montreal. There are about 6,100 students enrolled in these programs that will prepare them either for university education or employment. They may also opt for continuing education programs with plenty of choices for credit courses with flexible schedules. Vanier College offers different programs from the following departments.

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics and Political Science
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Human Resources
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social and Cultural Sciences

Bishop’s University

Bishop’s University was established in 1843 as Bishop’s College and became a university in 1853. The university has approximately 2,260 students enrolled. Approximately 2,240 are enrolled in undergraduate programs, and 20 are in post-graduate programs. These programs are offered in five academic divisions that include the following.

  • Division of Humanities
  • Williams School of Business
  • Division of Social Sciences
  • School of Education
  • Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Champlain Regional College

Champlain Regional College was the fourth Anglophone college established in Quebec in 1971. It has approximately 4,861 students at all three campuses. It offers pre-university and technical programs and continuing education in Champlain Lennoxville, Champlain St. Lambert and Champlain St. Lawrence.

Marianopolis College

Marianapolis College is a private Anglophone college located in Westmount. It was founded in 1908, and it has a student population of less than 2,000. It offers general and vocational education. Pre-university programs require two years to complete while training programs require three years. The college offers the following academic programs.

  • Sciences including Pure and Applied Science and Health Science
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Social Science and Commerce
  • Liberal Arts
  • Creative Arts, Literature and Language
  • Music and Music Double-DEC
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