Trent University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
22066 CAD/year
9051 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Trent University History M.A. offers unique fields of specialization, a close working relationship with award-winning graduate faculty, a structured approach, flexibility, intellectual rigour, and individualized guidance in a small class setting.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses 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

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22066 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22066 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    9051 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9051 CAD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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