Immerse yourself in the Middle Ages — minus the dysentery

Concentrate on a crucial era in the development of Western civilization.

In Canada’s longest-standing Medieval Studies program, you’ll explore the ideas and events of Europe and the Near East from the fall of the Roman Empire to the beginning of the modern era in 1500 CE.

When you study medieval history, art, philosophy, legal systems, and politics, you’re not just living in the past. This is a field that offers valuable insights into European politics, modern gender norms, the rise and fall of superpowers, the connections between Islam and Christianity, and more, and you'll have the opportunity to implement that into your work early if you choose the co-op stream.

You’ll have lots of opportunity to connect with other students, thanks to small classes and the regular social and academic events organized by the Classical and Medieval Students Society.

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briefcaseCo-op available through Honours Arts or Honours Arts and Business

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Apply to Honours Arts or Honours Arts and Business and choose Medieval Studies as your major at the end of first year.

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This interdisciplinary field of study seeks to unite knowledge from different disciplines, explore new areas of study, and revisit neglected topics.

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Study abroad (in a castle!)

Spend several unforgettable weeks at England’s Herstmonceux Castle, taking part in the Summer Field School in British Archeology.

Build an awesome résumé

If you choose the co-op system of study, you’ll graduate with 5 terms of paid work experience on your résumé.