Medieval and
Medievalism Studies (BA)
Experience and Career Guide

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you and learning about the many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world. There are so many opportunities to learn, lead, and embrace new opportunities all while having an exceptional student experience.

In this Guide

Learn the many ways you can extend your classroom experience to the real world.

Your Year-to-Year Experience

Enhance your academic experience by learning about the opportunities available in your program.

Explore Co-Curricular Experiences

Participate in co-curricular experiences to complement your Laurier
academic journey and gain meaningful learning opportunities.

As a Medieval and Medievalism Studies student, you can: 

Outside of your program, there are many co-curricular opportunities for you to participate in. 

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge. See undergraduate options, minors and courses for more information.

  • Digital Humanities option
  • Muslim Studies option
  • History minor
  • English minor
  • Archaeology & Heritage Studies minor
  • Ancient Studies minor
  • Philosophy minor
  • Religion & Culture minor
  • Languages minor

Complete your degree in combination with another program in the Faculty of Arts such as History, English, Archaeology & Heritage Studies, Ancient Studies, Religion & Culture, Philosophy or Cultural Studies.

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

As a Laurier student, you will develop the following competencies through your curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Competency Framework

Competencies are categories of transferrable skills that appear on your online Experience Record to help you reflect on what you've learned from your experiences. The competencies include: 

  • Adaptability and Resiliency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Digital Literacy
  • Diversity and Intercultural Understanding
  • Functional Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Professional Attributes
  • Self-Awareness

Functional Knowledge

The functional knowledge you will develop in your program will help you:

  • Understand how philosophy, culture, history and the context of a time influence present and future culture, society, community relationships and social/political development.
  • Assess the potential impact of historical developments on modern society.
  • Understand, examine and assess the historical/cultural roots of modern social institutions and other cultural phenomena, and make recommendations for future planning and development.
  • Research and identify the basis and development of artistic and literary styles.
  • Form an appreciation of the culture and history of a given historical period and its place in history.
  • Assess the accuracy of historical information, costume and context, and provide direction and input on the development and use of historical reference materials and props.
  • Many courses, including those on digital gaming, also integrate a project-based approach, preparing you to work in teams with digital technology.

Discover Career Options

All your experiences at Laurier can help you prepare for your future. Attend Career Centre events and workshops or book a career consulting appointment to explore career and further education options.

Pursuing Further Education

65 Medieval Studies and History respondents from the 2022 Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by the Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

Alumni Careers and Pathways

Sample Further Education Programs Within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s Degree – Archaeology, History, Russian and Eurasian Studies
  • College Program – Museum Management and Curatorship
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Education

Sample Jobs Within the First Year After Graduation

  • field technician
  • historical interpreter
  • library assistant
  • mortgage agent

Careers Of Alumni Two to Five Years After Graduation

  • assistant conservator
  • assistant curator
  • assistive technologies consultant
  • collections assistant
  • compensation specialist
  • head interpreter

Career Options and Resources

Need some guidance on what you can do with your degree? Discover some career options and find resources to help guide you. 

Career and Industry Options

  • communications/public relations
  • cultural heritage
  • education/teaching
  • entertainment/film
  • event planning
  • historical education
  • hospitality/tourism
  • journalism/media
  • languages/translation
  • law/legal field
  • library/archives/museum
  • non-profit/advocacy
  • public policy
  • research/academia
  • video game development
  • writing/publishing

Your Experiences Tell Your Story

Share your story through your Laurier Experience Record. An interactive, shareable and official record of your hands-on experiences and learning opportunities at Laurier – the first of its kind in Canada!

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