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MA in History, Research Option

The MA in History program prepares students for interesting careers. It has 3 options.

The purpose of the Research Option is to allow students to expand their knowledge of history and introduce them to scientific research. With a program allocating 24 credits for the thesis, out of a total of 33 credits devoted to research, students have to demonstrate a thorough understanding of their research topics.

  • Fall and winter admission
  • Daytime classes
  • Full-time, part-time
  • 45 credits


Structure and Academic Pathway

PROGRAM STRUCTURE (In French) This page lays out the core, optional and elective courses offered, how many courses you have to take in each block, in which term each course is normally given, etc.

ACADEMIC PATHWAY For the MA, Research Option (in French): Consult this page to see the normal progression from term to term and the requirements for completing the program. 

STUDENT CENTRE LEXICON (In French) For definitions of the terms used in the Program Structure.

Questions about this program?

Thomas Wien, Associate Professor: 514 343-6111, ext. 42721

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Job outlook for graduates in this discipline

The + of studying history at the Université de Montréal!

  • Many professors in the Department of History are members of provincial, federal or international interuniversity research groups.
  • The Department of History has an exceptional variety and number of research projects funded by bodies such as the SSHRC.