Co-op program

A History Master of Arts Co-op option is available to select students each year. Facilitated by Brock’s Co-op Office, the program provides contact with employers and offers seminars in resume preparation, interviewing and presentation skills.

History Co-op students enroll in the historiography/methodology course and three elective courses in the first two terms of study. Terms three and four (typically May to December) are spent in work placements.  In Term five students enroll in their final elective and complete their Major Research Paper.

Our innovative Co-op option includes two four-month work terms where you will get hands-on experiential learning in business, government, or non-governmental organizations.

The following are some examples of coop placements former MA students have had:

  • Organizations: Centre for Nordic Studies, University of the Highlands and Islands, Office of Francophone Affairs, Town of Grimsby, Ministry of Transportation
  • Student Position Titles: Student Placement, Office of Francophone Affairs Co-op, Assistant Heritage Planner, MTO Junior Communications Officer

Student testimonial:

My work term experience has been amazing. It has exceeded all of my expectations. I am working on some very interesting projects – some of which include a historical aspect – and my work is valued here. The Master’s program definitely helped prepare me for my position, through seminar discussions, research papers, and research.

Shaunna Hubert,
MA History, Office of
Francophone Affairs

Employer testimonial:

“A well-developed skill set that included research, analytical thinking, problem solving and communications skills, enabled Nick to be a contributing member of the Division Services Office, Provincial Highways Management Division at the Ministry of Transportation. Nick was able to apply his diverse skill set to a public sector office environment to successfully complete a wide range of assignments.”

Maureen Fenlon,
Supervisor for
Nicholas Timmers