The tutorial relationship is a pillar of the M. Phil. degree in Humanities. The major function of the tutor is to help steer the student to a successful and rewarding completion of the degree.

A good tutorial relationship aids the student in determining and actualizing the focus for the major project of each course as well as the journal as a whole. The tutor, in coordination with the Director of Studies,? is responsible to the student for providing guidance concerning:
  • Orientation in the program?
  • Priority of readings in courses and suggestions for further reading
  • Course problems and issues
  • Writing and project construction
  • Journal definition and construction

Each student is expected to meet one-on-one with their tutor each week. The tutor reads (or otherwise attends to) and comments on the student's work in progress - drafts for the journal, drafts for course essays, etc. The tutor is responsible for assigning 20% of the grade for each course the student is taking in a term.

A student may stay with the same faculty member for the duration of their study. Sometimes changes in interest or other factors may lead to changing tutors.


Master of Philosophy in Humanities

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