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

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Philosophy: Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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Program Information

School:University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty:Graduate Programs
Field of Study:Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Description: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 collaborative master’s in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MDR) has two goals: to offer at the graduate level a multi-disciplinary education in Medieval and Renaissance Studies; and to teach students the theoretical approaches and methods of research specific to the study of the period.

The courses offered by the collaborative program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies are offered in English, in French, and in a bilingual format. An excellent knowledge of English or French and a passive understanding of the other language are required. Each academic unit maintains its own language requirements. Except in the case of students in the departments of English and Français, all students have the right to submit assignments, the major research paper, or the thesis, and to answer examination questions in the official language of their choice.
URL:Philosophy: Medieval and Renaissance Studies at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,924

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    To be admitted to the MA program a candidate must have an honours BA in Philosophy (or the equivalent) with a minimum "B" average. The Department reserves the right to impose a preliminary examination. Candidates lacking the necessary background may be admitted to a qualifying program. An application dossier must include official transcripts and two letters of recommendation. For the master's with thesis, the dossier must also include a description of the intended field of research, and a sample of written work in philosophy (15-25 pp.). Students who wish to enroll in the collaborative program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies must first be admitted to a master’s program in one of the participating units. Candidates must hold an honours degree or the equivalent. Students must apply to the collaborative program at the same time as they apply to the master’s program in the participating unit.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92-93] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Two recommendation letters, letter of intent, writing sample, and official transcripts of all universities attended are required.

    * 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 August 17, 2018