Ancient and Medieval History

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Why choose Ancient and Medieval History?


Ancient and Medieval History scholars ask questions such as: Why was Caligula assassinated? How did magic influence European history? What caused the fall of the Roman Empire?

Ancient and Medieval History examines the political, economic and social development of Europe and Asia from the 4th century to the 15th century C.E. During the course of your studies, you'll gain research and analytical capabilities, written and verbal communication skills, and an understanding of how societies and their internal structures can evolve over time.

Career opportunities

As an Ancient and Medieval History graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as the civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. A degree in Ancient and Medieval History can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.

Program highlights

Arts and Science Honours Academy (ASHA) - A six-course interdisciplinary program with a second language aspect and travel components.

Honours Degree - In-depth study of a specific topic completed under the supervision of a faculty member.

Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.


Courses in this program

Early Greece, Greek Religion, Introduction to Greece and Rome, Roman Religion, ​The History of Europe


The ancient and medieval history program covers a vast scope from Bronze Age Greece to the end of the Later Middle Ages, enabling a great perspective on changes and developments over time. In addition to taking fun courses on Alexander the Great and the Black Death, as well as learning Latin and ancient Greek, I’m doing a combined business degree and minor in museum and heritage studies—landing me a museum job. The opportunity to finish with an honours thesis is great preparation for grad school.

– Tallia C., ancient and medieval history student


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