Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

English (M.A.)

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School:Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty:School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Degree:Master
Field of Study:English Language and Literature, General
Description:The Department's graduate program ranks as one of the strongest and most diversified graduate programs in Canada. Its central attraction is the Department's distinguished faculty and its considerable accomplishments in all areas of criticism and scholarship. The faculty's range of expertise provides the advantages of traditional scholarship and an array of historical approaches to the major literary periods and genres, as well as diverse theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives that include discourse analysis, cultural studies, postcolonial literature and theory, feminist and gender studies, gay studies and theories of masculinity, ecological criticism, film, hypertext, theories of race, and the intersection between literature and the discourses of science, medicine, music, art, and law.

The Department of English and Writing Studies at Western offers two graduate degrees, a master’s and a doctoral degree in English. We offer our graduate students funding packages that cover the costs of tuition and fees. Our MA in English is a one-year program that emphasizes the deep study of literature and culture and the development of research, writing, and analytical skills.
URL:English (M.A.) at Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Areas of Research:American Literature; Canadian Literature; English Drama to the Restoration; Literary Criticism and Theory; Nineteenth-Century Literature; Old and Middle English Language and Literature; Postcolonial Literature; Renaissance Non-Dramatic Literature; Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature; Textual Studies; Twentieth-Century British Literature; Women's Literature and Gender Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Careers:Editors

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

    Admission Requirements: ▪ Honours B.A. in English or in English combined with another subject. ▪ Achieved at least an A minus average in the Honours English courses of their B.A. program. Applicants to M.A. programs at Western must possess a four-year degree from an accredited university. Applicants to the M.A. in English and Writing Studies must have a major or specialization in English, and have achieved an average of at least A- in this major. Students with a general three-year B.A.are required to upgrade their degree to a four-year Honours degree before applying to our M.A. program. Students needing to do this should contact an Academic Counselor in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (or the equivalent at their home university) to determine the procedure and requirements necessary. Students with a general three-year BA are required to take enough courses at the undergraduate level in order to upgrade their degree to a four year Honors degree before applying to our MA programs. Students needing to do this should contact an Academic Counsellor in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (or the equivalent at their home university) to determine the procedure and requirements necessary.

    Application Notes : The application process begins with the receipt of the application along with all supporting documents. In order to be considered for admission to our graduate program, the following information must be submitted and on file for consideration in the department by the stated application deadline. These documents become part of Western's files and will not be returned to or copied for the applicant. All application requirements, aside from the application, must be submitted directly to our program. Transcripts and test scores must be official. To apply for admission, a completed application must be submitted, providing Western with the following: ▪ Biographical information ▪ Contact information ▪ Statement of academic intent ▪ Academic background ▪ Electronic transcripts ▪ 2 Academic references ▪ Application Fee ▪ English Proficiency Test Score, if applicable (You must have the testing service send your score electronically to Western.)

    * 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 02, 2016