University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

English (Course-based)

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Program Information

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 (Course-based) 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.
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*79

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

    The admissions committee expects an academic standing in English of at least 3.3 on a 4-point scale, the equivalent of a B+. We consider the total credits completed and the GPA in English courses, as well as coverage ranging from Old English through contemporary literature and theory, as well as indigenous and post-colonial literatures. While we look for an Honours BA in English, or its equivalent in number and range of courses, we do not require that degree, especially for students doing interdisciplinary research. The graduate chair is happy to discuss the suitability of applicants' qualifications. If you fall short in total courses or in coverage, you may be interested in registering as a Special Student in Arts to make up undergraduate courses before applying for admission.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    A 350-500 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