Burton's pond

The Graduate Program in Humanities, offering the degree of Master of Philosophy, is an interdisciplinary teaching and research program housed in the Faculty of Arts at Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland.

In a normal year, the program provides a home for approximately 20 graduate students and an interdisciplinary teaching forum for among 50 instructors and tutors from the Faculty of Arts, as well as other faculties at the University, the arts and culture community in St. John's, and visiting lecturers and postdoctoral fellows.

The focal point for the program is the M. Phil. in Humanities, a master's degree that may be completed in two years of full-time or three years of part-time study. Requirements for the degree are:

  • Ten courses, each with a major essay and an oral examination;
  • Regular one-on-one tutoring; and
  • The final submission and oral defense of a journal, i.e., a major work that may take the form either of an academic-style essay or a creative project with academic commentary.