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About Canadian History
Masters degrees in Canadian History offer advanced study of the period from the arrival of Paleo-Indians thousands of years ago, to the present day. They include investigation into Aboriginal history and the effects of European colonisation.
Related subjects include the history of other parts of the Americas, such as USA History or Central American History. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as History or Anthropology.
Courses in the History of Canada offer the opportunity for you to undertake either a broad investigation of Canadian history, or to focus on an area of its history more specifically.
For example, you may wish to analyse the development of Canada’s military history in relation to the Seven Years’ War . Or, your research project may involve a more comprehensive analysis of the state and its constituent parts.
You could also take a broader approach, and examine Canada’s social history: family economies, the diversity of people’s lives, the racial groups and demographic patterns.
Careers in this field are highly varied, though common roles include routes into academia - including teaching or publishing - for which you may wish to peruse a PhD. You might also opt to work in the heritage sector, or in public relations.
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