BA + Master's in English, History or Political Science

Available with a Master of Arts in English or History, or a Master of Applied Politicsthis unique, elite program lets you start your undergraduate BA in English, History, or Political Science with a conditional offer of admission to your Master’s program at Laurier already in hand. Benefit from mentoring throughout your undergraduate career to gain the experience and background needed to succeed at your graduate studies. Graduate from the BA and MA with leadership and professional skills through development workshops offered across the university, including Laurier’s nationally-acclaimed ASPIRE program.

Program Highlights

  • Participate in senior small-group seminars designed to deepen your knowledge and enhance your research skills.
  • Benefit from mentoring throughout your undergraduate degree from current graduate students and faculty members in your program. Learn from their experiences and be ready to succeed in the graduate program.
  • Develop leadership and professional skills in training and development workshops offered across campus, including Laurier’s nationally acclaimed ASPIRE program.

 

2020 graduates who secured employment or went on to postgraduate studies

 

Laurier ranks in the top 6 percent of universities worldwide*

 

students who gained hands-on learning experiences at Laurier in 2019/20

*Center for World University Rankings (CWUR)

Admissions

Format: full time      Duration: five years     Start: September (fall term)     OUAC code: UMA

Program Details

What is a BA + Master's Program?

If you're successful in your application to the BA + Master's program in English, History or Political Science, you'll receive two conditional offers of admission:

  • One to undergraduate studies (BA) in English, History or Political Science; and
  • One to graduate studies (master's) in your undergraduate program.

This means that if you decide to continue your studies at the graduate level, you don’t need to apply to the master's program at Laurier because you’ve already received a conditional offer of admission. You will begin your master's program after you graduate from your BA degree program.

Benefits of the BA + Master's

Students accepted into the BA + Master's program receive mentoring and skills development opportunities throughout their undergraduate degree that will help them achieve the admission requirements for the graduate program and help turn the conditional offer into an acceptance.

Program Options

Learn more about the undergraduate and graduate programs for each of the three BA + Master's options (English, History or Political Science):

English

History

Political Science

Tuition and Scholarships

Getting a university education is an investment in your future.

At Laurier, we take financial health seriously by providing a wide variety of funding opportunities for you throughout your degree, such as scholarships and bursaries, and by equipping you with the skills to manage your finances effectively in the years to come.

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Your Career Awaits

It’s not only about the journey; it’s about the destination. Let us help you get to where you’re going.

Here are just some examples of our graduates' destinations. What’s yours?

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • archivist
  • editing
  • government
  • human resources
  • information sciences
  • journalism
  • law
  • librarian
  • marketing and fundraising
  • museum curator
  • politician
  • public relations
  • publishing
  • teacher

Support After Graduation

Alumni for life means that you have access to Career and Employment Support offered at Laurier for your entire career.

Waterloo Campus

The Waterloo campus is tucked into about one city block, so you’re steps away from your classes, food and your new favourite study spot.

There are many ways to tour our Waterloo campus, whether that's on a guided tour with one of our Laurier student ambassadors, on your own using virtual reality, or even on-demand through one of our pre-recorded tours. See our campus spaces and start to picture yourself at Laurier.

Interested in More Info?

Email chooselaurier@wlu.ca, call 519.884.0710 x3385 or see all contact information.