Master of Arts - Classics

2 years
9,666 CAD
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
St. John's / Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Program description

The graduate diploma and MA programmes in Classics at Memorial allow students to broaden and improve their understanding of ancient Greece and Rome. The department can offer a flexible programme of study that accommodates to individuals' specific requirements and interests. Roman Studies, comprising literary and cultural studies; Greek literature and history; and, more broadly, the relationship between literary texts and material culture within the many subdisciplines of classical studies.

The Department of Classics offers an MA in Classics, with a focus on classical texts and research methodologies, that appropriately prepared students can finish in two years of full-time study, often commencing in September.

Program structure

  • Seminar in Greek History and Society
  • Seminar in Greek Literature and Culture
  • Seminar in Roman History and Society
  • Seminar in Roman Literature and Culture
  • Latin Literature: Oratory
  • Latin Literature: Epic, drama, didactic
  • Latin Literature: Lyric, satire, elegy, epigram
  • Roman Historians
  • Special Topics in Latin Readings
  • Greek Literature: Oratory
  • Greek Literature: Epic, drama, didactic
  • Greek Literature: Lyric, iambic, elegy, epigram
  • Greek Historians
  • Ancient Philosophical Authors
  • Special Topics in Greek Readings
  • Master’s Research Paper
  • Master’s Research Paper


  • Tuition — 9,666 CAD

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

  • Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study. In addition to these requirements, applicants should have completed at least 30 undergraduate credit hours in Greek and Latin language courses including a minimum of 12 credit hours in each language and at least 6 credit hours from senior level courses.

Applicants who did not complete a baccalaureate or post-graduate degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must normally complete either the:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a paper-based score of 580 (or higher), computer-based score of 237 (or higher), or internet-based score of 92-93 (or higher); or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a score of 7 (or higher).

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, Mission

  • 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

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