University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research


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School:University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Field of Study:English Language and Literature, General
Description:The Department of English and Film Studies offers graduate work leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in English language, literature and culture.

The Department is large and various, and offers courses in all areas of the literature and culture of the English-speaking world, from Old English to contemporary writing. It is particularly strong in the areas of Renaissance, nineteenth-century, Canadian, and postcolonial literature, in cultural studies and queer studies, in women's writing, and in creative writing.
URL:English at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research:All areas of period, nation and genre; Literary Histories and Technologies; Women's Writing; Critical and Cultural Theory; Studies in Gender and Sexuality; Studies in Postcolonialism.
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75

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

    A student with an MA in English (or its equivalent) and at least a 3.0 grade point average in the MA course work is eligible for the PhD program. Students should know however, that admission is competitive; they should also remember that admission is based not only on grades but also on letters of reference, and on the student's statement of program.

    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    A 1,000-2,000 word Statement of Program and transcripts are 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 October 08, 2019