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English

University of Canterbury

M.A.
24 months
Duration
19721 USD/year
4840 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

Do you enjoy reading and writing? Novels, plays, short stories, poetry and creative non-fiction help shape and reflect our individual identities and collective culture. Studying English at University of Canterbury opens up worlds and times beyond our experience. It also helps you understand – and question – your own social, natural and technological environments.

Overview

At the same time, students of English develop skills in research, interpretation, analysis, formulating an argument, and writing clearly and precisely. This skillset is useful for a huge range of occupations, such as journalism, law, communications, publications and creative writing.

Why study English at University of Canterbury?

  • The Department of English has a distinguished history of excellent and innovative scholarship;the department pioneered the teaching of New Zealand and Commonwealth literature, while today it leads New Zealand universities in such exciting new fields as children's literature, human-animal studies, digital literacy studies and popular fiction (including science fiction, horror and fantasy fiction).
  • These fields complement the Department's established core areas: Shakespeare, essay writing, the novel, theatre and 20th century literature.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Great Works
  • The Outsider
  • The Stage and Stagecraft
  • Childhood in Children's Literature
  • Writing for Academic Success
  • Creative Writing: Skills, Techniques and Strategies
  • The Essay and Beyond: Creative Non-Fiction
  • Science, Technology and Literature

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended to apply as early as possible in advance of your intended start date, to allow for visa and other arrangements. 

Language

English

Credits

240 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prior study in English is helpful, or in classics, theatre and drama, history, or media studies at school – but the best background is simply a love of reading and writing, and an interest in the cultures, stories, and ideas that surround us every day.
  • Candidates must have qualified for a bachelor's degree and satisfied the prerequisites for the subject concerned. Prerequisites vary between departments, but normally good grades in 300-level courses in the subject concerned are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19721 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19721 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4840 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Students - 7,535 NZD
  • International Students - 30,700 NZD

Funding

Scholarships, grants and awards are a great way to fund your university study.

Student loans and allowances

For domestic students, the most common option for funding your study is the New Zealand government's student loans and allowances. Here you can learn more about what they cover, and how to apply.

Overseas financial aid

If you are an international student coming to UC, you may be eligible for tuition or other financial aid from your home country, so make sure to check all your overseas financial aid options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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