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Medieval and Medievalism Studies (BA in Combination)

Medieval and Medievalism Studies (BA in Combination)

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Medieval and Medievalism Studies is the study of the representational, performative, intellectual and material culture of the period known as the Middle Ages: c. AD 500-1500.

You'll examine how contemporary attitudes towards the Middle Ages are portrayed in concepts of myths, heroes, magic, fantasy, science fiction, crafts and role-playing clubs, films such as the Harry Potter series, television series such as Game of Thrones, and video games such as Assassin's Creed.


Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgCo-op is available (apply after first year).
  • This is a flexible degree that you take in combination with another Arts program.
  • Start your first year with a course on Game of Thrones or Harry Potter.
  • We have student exchange arrangements with the University of Durham in England and the University of Poitiers in France.
  • Our Medieval Students' Society is one of the strongest student groups on campus and organizes events such as archery outings and medieval potluck dinners.

First-Year Courses

  • Discovering the Middle Ages

You'll have the option to select one of the following courses:

  • Harry Potter and Medieval Culture

  • Game of Thrones and History

  • Digital Valhallas: The Vikings in Video Games

  • War, Conflict & Rebellion in Late Antiquity, 200-730

  • War, Conflict & Rebellion in the Middle Ages, 730-1500

In addition, you'll choose 4.0 elective credits in courses that interest you. For detailed information, visit Program Requirements.

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: low 70s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: low 80s.
  • English at 60%.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Digital Humanities Option
  • Muslim Studies Option
  • History Minor
  • English Minor
  • Archaeology Minor
  • Ancient Studies Minor
  • Philosophy Minor
  • Religion and Culture Minor
  • Languages Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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