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Medieval Studies

University of Toronto

12 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
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The Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto provides interdepartmental programs in the medieval period, leading to the Master of Arts. 


About this Degree

Students are expected to cross the limits of traditional subjects, and research is especially encouraged in often neglected boundary areas between traditional departments.

The centre offers its students training in basic skills and tools in order to read the materials remaining from the medieval past and to explore them with learning and imagination. All students entering the centre are asked to improve their proficiency in Latin before registration, since there are Medieval Latin requirements for all degrees. Examinations in Medieval Latin are set at the beginning of the Fall session and at the end of the Spring session. All incoming students must take the Level One Latin examination at the beginning of the Fall session for placement purposes.

Students may obtain an MA in Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto by coursework or by a combination of coursework plus thesis.

Programme Structure

  • MA students must pass the Level One Medieval Latin examination upon arrival or else attain credit in MST1000Y (1.0 full-course equivalent [FCE]) in the first year of enrolment in the MA program.

    • In the MA program, course training in Latin is given at two levels. All students are expected to arrive with knowledge equivalent to at least a first-year university course in Latin language. MST1000Y Medieval Latin I is the MA-level course. While this course is preparatory to the departmental Level One Latin examination, a pass in the course does not guarantee a pass of the departmental examination at the corresponding level. Advanced seminars are open to those MA students who have achieved a pass of the Level Two Latin examination.

Key information


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

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4 alternative credits

 4.0 FCEs


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General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Centre for Medieval Studies' additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university with an average grade of at least a B+ in previous courses. Coursework in the medieval period must have formed part of the program.

  • Applicants are required to have taken at least one full-year Latin introductory course with a grade of at least B+ or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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    27520 CAD/year
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  • National

    6210 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
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