McMaster University - School of Graduate Studies


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Program Information

School:McMaster University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Humanities, Department of English & Cultural Studies
Field of Study:English Language and Literature, General
Description:This program combines our long-standing commitment to the exploration of British, American, Canadian and Postcolonial literatures of all periods in the English language, with the study of their cultures and an emphasis upon theoretical concerns and transnational connections. Students can choose from two program options: 1) coursework only, or 2) coursework and a thesis. Our aim is to advance inquiry into traditional historical fields of study as well as contemporary and popular culture; open students up to current issues in literary and cultural research; and encourage students’ independent interests. With student-oriented professional training in research and teaching, the program fosters a unique and valuable set of critical, analytical, and communications skills in our graduates.

URL:English at McMaster University - School of Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
- The minimum admission requirement is a four-year undergraduate degree with a major concentration in English Literature, Cultural Studies or a related discipline.

- B+ (B- for Engineering) minimum average, based on a full year equivalent of final year courses (3rd/4th level) relevant to the program

- Each program may set additional/higher requirements. Please review the program website for details.

* 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 September 03, 2022