The program seeks to provide students with a firm grasp of history, both as a scholarly discipline and as an applied profession. It expands their knowledge of historical theory and methods; it develops their research and analytical skills; it guides them in conceptualizing, designing, and carrying out major research projects based on extensive work with primary sources. Trent M.A. graduates will be finely equipped for doctoral work, teaching, or non-academic professions that call for the ability to understand and interpret history.
Rigorous, Supportive, Flexible
The Trent University M.A. Program is demanding and intense. It suits students who appreciate challenge and wish to benefit from close scholarly association with their supervisor and other graduate faculty. The quality of scholarly instruction and ready access to faculty make Trent one of Canada's leading universities. The History program encourages students to develop personal research interests and goals, promotes independent research, and demands originality. It teaches the historian’s craft, from project design, advanced research techniques, and methodology to concise and well-argued scholarly communication. The program stresses theoretically grounded analysis and effective presentation of historical material. The philosophy and physical setting of the Program encourage interaction among graduate students. Different forums and platforms for intellectual discussion are available within the History Program, in cognate graduate disciplines at Trent (Public Texts, Canadian Studies, Indigenous Studies, as well as Theory, Culture and Politics) and in the university at large.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- The Historian's Craft: Historiography, Theory, Method
- Feminist, gender & women's studies
- Themes in Social and Cultural History Publics in Modern America
- Themes in Canadian History
- Culture, Heritage & the Arts
- Themes in Comparative Colonial History
- Themes in Medieval and Early Modern World
- Themes in Modern European History
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History Gender & Sexuality Studies View 100 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Canada
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Honours degree in History (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)
- Appropriate previous education and training, plus feasible proposed course of study and research project.
- MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery). The minimum acceptable score is 85, with no part below 80.
- IELTS (International English language Testing Services). The minimum acceptance score is 6.5, with no band below 6.0.
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International22066 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22066 CAD per year during 12 months.
National9051 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9051 CAD per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.