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Anthropology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #1148 (BCR) ,
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.  

About

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.  

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

Courses include:
  • Method and Theory in Archaeology
  • Problems in SE Asian Archaeology
  • Research Design
  • Special Topics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    93

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21267 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21267 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8929 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8929 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Oshawa

  • 1100 - 1700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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