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History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Toronto, Canada
Explore the diversity and complexity of the human experience from ancient societies up to the 21st century at the History program at the Ryerson University.
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Study historical debates and engage with documents, artifacts, stories and digital media at the History program at the Ryerson University. Understand the past and develop the analytical and communications skills you need to shape the future.

Distinctive Learning

Work placements; museum and curatorial courses and practicums; international exchange programs; research and analytical skills; membership in the Ryerson History Society and other organizations.

After Graduation

With a foundation in historical methods, critical thinking and communication skills, apply insights into social and cultural practices: museums, historic sites and heritage agencies; creative industries, business, government and non-profits; public relations, international agencies and national defence; research in media, film, law and heritage. Pursue teachers’ college or graduate studies in history or law, teaching, global studies, information management or museum and archival studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Ten Days that Shook the World
  • Inventing Popular Culture
  • Technology, Warfare, and Social Change
  • Colonization, Colonialism, and Independence
  • The History of Science to 1700
  • Canada: The Origins of Conflict
  • American History to 1877
  • Themes in Modern Asian History
  • Ancient Greece and Rome
  • Mediaeval Europe, 400-1350
  • Europe, 1715-1870
  • History of Science from 1700
  • Canada: Defining a Nation
  • American History from 1877
  • Europe, 1350-1715
  • Europe, 1870-Present
  • International Relations to 1945

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Academic Transcripts
  • Supplementary Form
  • Supporting Documents
  • Non-Academic Requirements
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28635 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28635 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7044 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7044 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Domestic Fees Range: $7,044 - $7,112
  • International Fees Range: $28,635 - $29,021

Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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