NMC: Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations MA

Master of Arts​

Program Description

Depending on the amount of undergraduate preparation, students may enrol in either a two-year MA program or a one-year MA program option. Students can also complete the MA through a coursework option or a thesis option. The MA program may be taken on a part-time basis.

 

MA Program (One-Year Option)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations' additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree in a relevant program from a recognized university with an average of at least B+, or equivalent, in the final year.

  • Two letters of reference.

  • Statement of academic intent.

  • Some programs may require appropriate knowledge of a primary source language, or one or more European languages.

  • Students choosing to focus on Islamic Art and Material Culture must have a reading knowledge of French or German at the time of admission.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements.​

Program Requirements

Coursework Option
  • Students must complete 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs).

Thesis Option
  • Students must complete a thesis (1.0 FCE) under the guidance of a supervisor on a topic approved by the supervisor.

  • 2.0 FCEs in coursework.

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S);
9 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

 

MA Program (Two-Year Option)

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations' additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree in a relevant program from a recognized university with an average of at least B+, or equivalent, in the final year.

  • Two letters of reference.

  • Statement of academic intent.

  • Some programs may require appropriate knowledge of a primary source language, or one or more European languages.

  • Students choosing to focus on Islamic Art and Material Culture must have a reading knowledge of French or German at the time of admission.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements.​

Program Requirements

All students must complete 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs). Students who choose to focus on Islamic art and material culture must successfully complete at least 2.0 FCEs each in art and in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations.

Coursework Option
  • Students must complete 6.0 FCEs.

Thesis Option
  • Students must complete a thesis (1.0 FCE) under the guidance of a supervisor on a topic approved by the supervisor.

  • 5.0 FCEs in coursework.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S);
18 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time