12 months
20996 CAD/year
8090 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The History Masters Program at Trent University  is as unique as the students and professors who give it life.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Enjoy small class sizes, supervisors with wide ranging fields of study and the opportunity to teach undergraduates.

Choose between a major research paper or a thesis, and structure your studies over one year or two. 

Delve deep into one of more than 30 areas of study – many of which are one-of-a-kind in Canada. Work with world-class scholars who are as interested in your research as they are in their own.

  • Teach first-year students and gain leadership and mentorship experience.
  • Debate, discuss, and take away transferrable skills in research, project management, oral and written communication.
  • Prepare for a Ph.D. or a career in the private or public sector.

Program Options

The History Masters Program at Trent University offers flexibility and allows students to shape graduate work according to their interests, objectives, and time frame. Full time students are expected to complete all degree requirements within two years of admission (although, under special circumstances, a third year may be allowed). Full-time students normally complete the course requirements and gain approval of a thesis proposal in the first year, then finish and defend the thesis in the second year. Part-time students are expected to complete the degree within four years, and the timing of the completion of specific requirements is by individual arrangement. Both full-time and part-time students can choose from two program streams: Course Work or Thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • The Historian's Craft: Historiography, Theory, Method

  • Feminist, Gender & Women's Studies

  • Themes in Social and Cultural History

  • Themes in Canadian History

  • Indigenous Settler Relations

  • Themes in Modern European History

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits

30-60 credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours degree (a four year undergraduate bachelor's degree) with at least B+ (77%) in the last two years of full-time study, or last ten full academic credits
  • Appropriate previous education and training, plus feasible proposed course of study and research project
  • 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 12 months.
  • National

    8090 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8090 CAD per year during 12 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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