Ph.D., M.A. (joint program with the University of Winnipeg)
The History department at the University of Manitoba offers a Pre-M.A. program and a Ph.D. program. The University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg together offer the Joint Master's program, with courses and thesis direction offered at both institutions and graduates receiving a joint parchment. Students may choose to pursue a course-based M.A., a thesis-based M.A., or an Archival Studies M.A.
The Ph.D. Program is designed to develop students' skills in historical analysis; to help cultivate the habit of independent research; and to prepare for professional careers. The program trains students to examine trends in modern historiography, to explore new techniques of research, and to probe complex historical problems.
All graduate students in History are required to demonstrate a reading knowledge of a second language, relative to the candidate’s research program. Candidates who major in Canadian History must display a reading knowledge of French and English.
Historical study is a useful preparation for a variety of careers. Opportunities vary according to the level of study achieved but graduates may find positions in teaching, journalism, industry, archives and the public sector. History is also a valuable preparation for further University study, for example Law, Business and Management.
no accreditation exists for this program