Medieval and Renaissance Studies

This program is offered as a combined major. The focus is on the period from Late Antiquity to the 17th century.

It draws from many different disciplines and emphasizes interrelations among art, architecture, history, literature, music and thought. You’ll develop the skills and habits of critical inquiry, analysis, argument and expression.

Course offerings range from the end of the Roman world to Renaissance Italy, from Byzantium to Iceland, and from the reading of Latin literature to the analysis of Chaucer, Dante and Shakespeare, among many others, as well as the music, art and architecture of the period.

  • BA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Expected cut-off: mid 70s
OUAC Code: BHE

Studying in the Humanities provides you with optimal choice. You will apply to a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities – Faculty of Humanities, and may choose your major program after having the opportunity to explore various courses in first year.


Career outcomes

  • Archivist/librarian
  • Editor
  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Civil servant/diplomat

Prerequisite requirements

  • English (ENG4U)

Recommended subjects

  • One from 4U history, 4U philosophy, 4U classical studies, or 4U international language.