M.A. On Campus

Ancient Culture, Religion and Ethnicity

University of British Columbia

24 months
8952 CAD/year
5095 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Students choose from a broad range of coursework in the archaeology and material culture, religion and mythology, literature and ancient languages, and history and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East.  The Ancient Culture, Religion and Ethnicity degree at University of British Columbia, balances research with fieldwork to best prepare students for a career in archaeology.


The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies offers a unique interdisciplinary Master's program that allows students to develop a customized program specializing in any topic within the scope of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity through the completion of coursework and a thesis.

In the second year of the program, students write a thesis under the supervision of a faculty member.


The Ancient Culture, Religion and Ethnicity program from University of British Columbia is suitable students with a broad background in the humanities, with an undergraduate degree that included significant coursework in our areas of specialization. It is also suitable for those who wish to undertake more advanced coursework, including ancient language training, in preparation for a doctoral program in Classics, Classical or Near Eastern Archaeology, or Religious Studies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The M.A. program requires credits of coursework and the writing of an MA thesis 
  • The credits of coursework must include CNRS 500

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study. 
    • A minimum of three references are required for application to graduate programs at UBC. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
    • Many programs require a statement of interest, sometimes called a "statement of intent", "description of research interests" or something similar.
    • Permanent Residents of Canada must provide a clear photocopy of both sides of the Permanent Resident card.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8952 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8952 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5095 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5095 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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