24 months
20996 CAD/year
8090 CAD/year
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Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience and adventure alongside world-class researchers. In Anthropology at Trent University, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake fascinating fieldwork around the world, and advance our understanding of the human past and present.  

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Digging deep into the area of study that interests you as either a full- or part-time M.A. student, you will prepare yourself for a future in higher education, field and lab research, museums, cultural-heritage tourism, or heritage management.  

The Anthropology at Trent University , your experience will be based on the Anthropology graduate program’s more than 40-year track record of educational excellence, and inspired by real-life learning.

Three full-year courses and the research required for the completion of a thesis will see you explore the complexities of human biology and culture. Consider topics of societal importance through archaeological, biological, ethnographic, or linguistic research.

Faculty members and students before you have undertaken fieldwork across Canada, in the U.S. southwest, in Mesoamerica, the Mediterranean, South and Southeast Asia, and Papua New Guinea. Their investigations have focused on mortuary practices, forensics, settlement patterns, civilization collapse, art, religion, and much more.

  • Benefit from Trent’s top-notch facilities and an emphasis on individual instruction.
  • Study at the intersection of physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.
  • See the world and while doing original research on a topic that you love.
  • Gain the skills employers of today want – adaptability, resourcefulness, and versatility.

Future Careers

Graduates of Trent’s Anthropology M.A. program are well-equipped to pursue an array of professional careers, including:

  • Museum Curator
  • Academic Anthropologist (teacher and researcher)
  • Researcher
  • Corporate Anthropologist / Market Researcher
  • Policy Analyst
  • Language Revitalization
  • Lawyer
  • Public Health Professional
  • Urban Planner
  • Cultural Heritage Management Consultant
  • Heritage Tourism Consultant/Planner/Administrator
  • Heritage Education Program Coordinator
  • Tour Operator/Guide

Programme Structure

Areas of strength within the M.A. program include:

  • North American archaeology, European and Southwest Asian prehistory, the archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds;
  • Landscape and environmental archaeology, lithic technology, material culture studies, zooarchaeology, isotope biogeochemistry, bioarchaeology and mortuary practices;
  • Archaeological method and theory, public archaeology, anthropology of art, ethnographic studies.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • B.A. or B.Sc. honours degree (a four year undergraduate bachelor's degree) in Anthropology or a related field, or equivalent
  • Minimum B+ (77%) or equivalent in the work of the last four semesters or the last two undergraduate years (last ten full credits)
  • A foundation in appropriate research methodology

    A GRE test score is not required for admission into this program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20996 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20996 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8090 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8090 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Oshawa

1100 - 1700 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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