Bachelor of Arts - Folklore
- 4 years
- 20,790 CAD/year
- Rolling admission
- Rolling admission
- St. John's / Canada
Folklore is the study of a people's oral and written traditions, beliefs, myths, tales, and rituals. Folklorists examine traditions passed down through generations as well as expressive features seen in popular culture and media. Many people examine modern occurrences, ranging from urban legends to jokes, hockey culture to skateboarding, Ouija boards to tourism.
Memorial University, Canada's sole Anglophone university, offers comprehensive folklore programmes at all levels, providing folklorists with abundant chances for unique community connections and learning experiences.
Our Department of Folklore has established an international reputation as a vibrant, inventive, varied, and highly professional department. Folklore studies rely heavily on ethnographic field research methodologies.
Oral Literature From Around the World
- Ethnography of the University
- Folklore and Tourism: Foodways, Music, and Ritual
- Art, Architecture and Medieval Life
- Fictional Worlds: The Folktale
- Music, Song and Tradition
Music, Song and Tradition
- Song Worlds: The Ballad
- Vernacular Drama
- Folklore of the Body
- Sex/Folklore/Power and Globalization
- Language and Play
- Urban Legend and the Media
- History of Jazz
- Artifacts from North American Contexts 1600-1900
- Museums and Historic Sites
- Special Topics in Folklore: Harlow
- Tuition — 20,790 CAD/year
OTHER FEES (REQUIRED) amounts listed are for two semesters
- Student Services Fee — 100 CAD
- Students' Union — 140 CAD
- Recreation Fee — 138 CAD
- Health Insurance — 523 CAD
Requirements for applicants
- Certificate of (Complete) General Secondary Education
- Minimum grade of 4 in the required subject areas
- Laboratory Science (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics)
- Social Studies or Modern/Classical Language
If you are currently in high school:
- When you apply (early acceptance): Current translated interim transcript and a copy of interim transcript in its original language. Documents can be official or unofficial.
- When you complete your examinations (verified acceptance): Certified translation of your official final Certificate of (Complete) General Secondary Education, including grades and a certified copy of the document in its original language.
If you have completed high school and not attended a post-secondary institution: Certified translation of your official final Certificate of (Complete) General Secondary Education, including grades and a certified copy of the document in its original language.
English language requirements:
- Cambridge Assessment English — A minimum score of 176 in C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency.
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment — Minimum band scores between 50 and 60 in each of the four skills tested (reading, writing, listening and speaking), with at least two band scores of 60.
- Duolingo English Test (DET) (until Spring 2024 only) — A minimum score of 115.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) — A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator, with at least a band 6 in reading and writing. General training results are not acceptable.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) — A minimum score of 79 on the TOEFL iBT or TOEFL iBT Home Edition, with a minimum score of 20 in reading and writing, and not less than 17 in listening and speaking.
About the university
Memorial University has a unique responsibility to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador as the only university in the province. Memorial University was founded as a tribute to the Newfoundlanders who gave their lives in military duty during globe War I and later conflicts. We take inspiration from their efforts to create a better future for our province, our country, and the globe.
Over 115 different nations are represented among Memorial University's 19000+ students. Programs range from the traditional to the cutting edge, and can be found at any of Memorial's five locations or online. Memorial University's worldwide network of nearly 100,000 successful alums enhances the institution's capacity and reputation for leadership in research, teaching, and public engagement. Learn more about Memorial University in this quick read.
- Vision — Memorial University will rise to prominence as one of Canada's and the world's top public institutions of higher learning, and it will honor its commitment to serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Mission — When it comes to education, research, scholarship, creative activity, service, and public engagement, Memorial University is committed to being at the forefront of innovation and excellence. International students and scholars are welcomed and supported at Memorial, and the institution's contributions of knowledge and experience are valued on all levels of society.
More than 19,400 students and 3,800 teachers and staff from more than 115 countries study, teach, conduct research, create, and participate in activities at our campuses and other locations. You can attend classes at one of Memorial University's several campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador or anywhere in the world; we also offer 475 courses online.
- St. John's campus
- Grenfell Campus
- Marine Institute
- Harlow Campus
- Signal Hill Campus
- Labrador Campus