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Medieval Studies (BA in combination)


Medieval Studies analyzes cultural materials from the European era c. AD 500-1500. These materials include myths, philosophy, theology, combat, fine arts, literature, history, politics, music, economics and architecture, among others.

Laurier is the only university in Ontario that offers interdisciplinary Medieval Studies to first-year students. You’ll have access to courses that cover an exciting variety of subjects like witches, outlaws, heretics, knights, dragons and fantasy literature. We bring later representations of the Middle Ages – in movies, video games and theme parks, for instance – directly into our course content, right from year one. Our program allows you to tailor your medieval study to a literary, cultural or historical focus.

Program Highlights

  • Start your first year with a course on Game of Thrones and Medieval Culture.
  • This is a flexible degree that you take in combination with another Arts program.
  • We have student exchange arrangements with the University of Durham in England and the University of Poitiers in France.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • The Church in Medieval Society
  • The Medieval Book
  • Game of Thrones and Transmedia Medievalism
  • The Middle Ages Now: Medievalism in Contemporary Culture
  • Harry Potter and Medieval Culture
  • The Medieval Pilgrimage


  • Admission range of mid-70s.
  • English at 60%.
  • More admission requirements are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.


  • Librarian/Archivist
  • Events/Exhibit promoter
  • Film/TV researcher
  • Museum curator/administrator
  • Teacher/Educator
  • Travel consultant
  • Writer/Author

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