University of Regina - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research


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School:University of Regina - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Field of Study:English Language and Literature, General
Description:The University of Regina Department of English is a medium-sized department offering courses and research opportunities in most areas of English, American, and Canadian literatures. The size of its student body ensures that students have ample opportunity for intellectual discussion with their peers, but also the close contact with faculty members that larger institutions are unable to provide. The Department currently offers two routes for the M.A. in English: course-based, and thesis-based. The course M.A. (ten courses) provides an opportunity to achieve a breadth of knowledge in many areas of English literature. The thesis M.A. (five courses plus thesis) provides an opportunity to do in-depth research, and an extended piece of writing, on one area of English literature. The Master's degree is normally the highest offered in the Department of English at the University of Regina, and affords the Department the opportunity for close support of Master’s students and high-priority supervision of Master's theses Both the thesis and course M.A. offer students excellent preparation for graduate studies at the doctoral level, or for jobs and careers in English. Beginning in Fall 2007, the Department of English is offering an M.A. in Creative Writing: this exciting new degree consists of five courses (in Creative Writing and English Literature/Theory), and a creative thesis with a critical/ theoretical introduction. For further details, please contact the Graduate Chair, Department of English.
URL:English at University of Regina - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    A baccalaureate graduating average of at least 75% is required. Applicants with a marginally lower 4-year average may be accepted if their performance in the last two complete years is significantly higher (75% or more). An applicant is to have the academic background required to undertake graduate studies in the chosen field. Applicants who fail to meet this requirement but who otherwise meet the criteria may be admitted; however, background deficiencies will be addressed by taking appropriate courses either prior to or in parallel with graduate work.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Portfolio
    A writing sample is required. Letters of recommendation, preferably from former professors or persons acquainted with the work of the applicant, and in a position to comment critically on the capability to do graduate research or course work, must support this promise of ability.

    * 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 12, 2022