Medieval Studies: Medieval Studies MA

Master of Arts​

Program Description

MA students may be full-time or part-time. Full-time students may be admitted to either a one-year or a two-year degree, depending on their previous training in Latin and medieval studies.

Students may obtain an MA in medieval studies by coursework or by a combination of coursework plus thesis.

 

MA Program (Coursework Option)

Minimum Admission 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 for the MA degree, full-time and part-time, must:

    • ​​​follow application instructions on the department's website and

    • complete forms in which they state the reasons for undertaking graduate studies in the medieval area and their qualifications for applying to do so.

Program Requirements

  • MA students must pass the Level One Medieval Latin examination upon arrival or else attain credit in MST 1000Y (1.0 full-course equivalent [FCE]) in the first year of enrolment in the MA program.

  • For the coursework option, students:

    • who pass the Level One Latin examination upon arrival must successfully complete 3.0 FCEs.

    • who do not pass the Level One Latin examination on arrival must successfully complete 4.0 FCEs (including MST 1000Y).

  • 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. MST 1000Y 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.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time one-year MA (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
6 sessions full-time two-year MA (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S);
6 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

MA Program (Coursework-Plus-Thesis Option)

Minimum Admission 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 for the MA degree, full-time and part-time, must:

    • follow application instructions on the department's website and

    • complete forms in which they state the reasons for undertaking graduate studies in the medieval area and their qualifications for applying to do so.

Program Requirements

  • MA students must pass the Level One Medieval Latin examination upon arrival or else attain credit in MST 1000Y (1.0 FCE) in Year 1 of the MA program.

  • For the coursework plus thesis option, students must successfully complete:

    • coursework: 3.0 FCEs or 2.0 FCEs plus a pass at the Level One Latin examination upon arrival in the program.

    • a thesis. An MA thesis must be on a topic approved by the Centre for Medieval Studies. The topic must be submitted to the centre by November 30 of the MA year.

  • 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. MST 1000Y 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.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time one-year MA (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
6 sessions full-time two-year MA (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S);
6 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time