York University - Graduate Studies


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School:York University - Graduate Studies
Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:English Language and Literature, General
Description:We are proud of our reputation for adventurous, interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to literature.

For us, it is axiomatic that reading be informed by theory, history and criticism, and our faculty and courses represent a comprehensive range of theoretical, historical and critical approaches to literature across the historical sweep of English-language literatures in all genres from their very beginnings to today’s global spectrum of voices and expressive forms.

URL:English at York University - Graduate Studies

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
The normal qualification for admission consideration to the PhD Programme is an MA degree in English or its equivalent with at least a B+ average or higher and undergraduate provisions as required for the Master’s degree. Candidates will be expected to enter with a reasonable knowledge of the full range of studies in English literature and language. Candidates may be required to pass a qualifying examination before admission.

* 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 November 16, 2017