Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies


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Program Information

School:Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies
Faculty:Research and Graduate Studies
Field of Study:English Language and Literature, General
Description:The Department of English and Theatre offers a one-year (full-time) programme leading to the Master's degree in English literature. The programme is a combination of thesis and course work. Students will participate in small seminar classes, broadening their understanding of the discipline, and, working closely with a supervisor, write a thesis based on the student’s area of interest. Where possible, students are also offered the opportunity to gain teaching experience.
The Department welcomes graduate students working within a wide variety of scholarly and critical approaches. Our distinguished faculty specialize in a diverse array of theoretical approaches and methodologies in their study of a wide range of English literary periods, genres, and authors.
URL:English at Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies
Length:1 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants for admission should hold an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English or equivalent.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    One official transcript from every post-secondary institution attended and two letters of reference are required. Applicants must also provide a writing sample of at least 10 pages. A research essay completed for an upper level undergraduate course is appropriate, but the submitted copy should be free of instructors' marks and comments. For all international applicants, a copy of passport (only page 1 and 2) is also required.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 13, 2016