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Humanities, M.Phil.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (WUR) St. John's, Canada
Students in Humanities at Memorial University of Newfoundland may expect the following: exposure to a variety of representative problems in the history and contemporary scene of human culture; education in significant methods and modes of interpretation that apply to a range of such problems; and engagement in an ongoing discussion concerning major values and human trends.
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Overview

Humanities concerns the human condition, past, present, and future. The human condition includes the natural world of which we are a part and from which we have distinguished ourselves, as well as the social, economic, and cultural worlds we create.

At the Memorial University of Newfoundland, the graduate program in Humanities, offering the degree of Master of Philosophy, is an interdisciplinary teaching and research program housed in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Memorial University. 

In a normal year, the program provides a home for approximately 20 graduate students and an interdisciplinary teaching forum for among 50 instructors and tutors from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as other faculties at the University, the arts and culture community in St. John's, and visiting lecturers and postdoctoral fellows.

Library and other resources

  • The Queen Elizabeth II Library is one of the great strengths of Memorial University.
  • The library is housed in a large, striking modern building and contains over a million books (plus one and a half million microforms). 
  • The collection is particularly rich in literature, philosophy, linguistics, folklore, and other subjects in the humanities. Carrel space is available for students in the humanities program.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Philosophy 
  • Science and Technology
  • Speaking & Writing 
  • History
  • Speaking & Writing
  • Western Literature 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Online application
  • Official transcript(s) (must be submitted by post mail or courier)
  • Two (2) letters of appraisal 
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional requirements (may be required).
  • Prerequisites may be necessary for your program of interest

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2148 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1074 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1652 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 826 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for St. John's

  • 1159 - 1710 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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