Medieval studies is the integrated study of the historical and cultural period known as the Middle Ages. The influence of this period, between Antiquity and the Modern Age, is wide-ranging. Studying the Middle Ages helps you to understand the historical developments in science, law, literature, art, architecture, and philosophy that, in addition to helping us to understand these fields today, are also worth studying on their own merits. Studying the Middle Ages can also shed light on the origins of particular contemporary issues concerning religion, women, and conflict with and within the Middle East.
Medieval studies at Memorial
The medieval studies program is interdisciplinary, meaning that core courses are drawn from a number of different departments at Memorial. This integration of the methods and subject matter of several disciplines mirrors the pluralistic and inter-religious framework of the age.
The Queen Elizabeth II Library offers an array of journal holdings, including original 15th century manuscripts.
The medieval studies program is housed in the Department of Philosophy.
You may apply for admission into the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences by indicating bachelor of arts as your program choice on the undergraduate application for admission. Direct entry into the faculty is subject to your meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University.
You may choose medieval studies as your major at the time of application or you can explore your options and declare a major in a later semester by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to make your choice official.
Sample first year
Wondering what courses you would take in your first year? Check out a sample program of suggested courses for medieval studies students.
Sample courses and degree map
Degree maps are navigational tools, designed to help you make the right choices throughout your bachelor of arts degree. They cover information pertaining to your studies, provide study tips, career guidance, suggestions for involvement, advice on go abroad activities and on your well being.
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Bachelor of Arts
Fall, winter and spring semesters
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:
- March 1 for fall admission
- Oct. 1 for winter admission
- Feb. 1 for spring admission