University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Classical Studies (M.A.): Medieval and Renaissance Studies

University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Graduate Programs
Field of Study:Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
Thesis Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $7,370
National: $7,739


Since the 16th century, study of the middle ages implies studying a ‘middle’, or intermediary period, seen as standing between two great civilizations: Roman antiquity and the modern western world. This definition has had a major impact on scholarship, crystallizing a periodization that has now become traditional in most of the humanities. The Department of Classical and Religious Studies, located in the Faculty of Arts participates in the collaborative program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the master's level. The program has two goals: To offer at the graduate level a multi-disciplinary education in Medieval and Renaissance Studies; To teach students the theoretical approaches and methods of research specific to the study of the period.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 75
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    An honours bachelor’s, or an equivalent degree, in Classics, in Medieval History or in a closely related area, with an overall average of at least 70% (B) and 75% (B+) in the advanced classical studies courses; Eighteen credits of classical language courses (twelve credits in either Greek or Latin and six credits in the other language) with a minimum average of 75% (B+); Preference will be given to candidates who have already completed the 18 credits. However, candidates with only 12 credits will be considered on condition that the six other credits will be completed with a minimum average of 75% (B+) within the first year of the program.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92-93]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Two recommendation letters and official transcripts of all universities attended.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 13, 2022