M.A. On Campus


University of New Brunswick

20 months
1435 CAD/module
874 CAD/module
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The English program at University of New Brunswick graduate offers both creative writing and academic streams of study, helping students reach both their creative and critical potential. Students feel particularly welcome because of our small class sizes. 


In the English program at University of New Brunswick students feel particularly welcome because of our small class sizes. They gain personal support and invaluable feedback from nationally-acclaimed professors and have opportunities to work with them on research and creative projects and on departmental publications, including Canada's longest continuously published literary journal, The Fiddlehead, and on the student-run, national literary journal, QWERTY. 

Career paths

Our graduates go on to become professional writers, editors, journalists, marketers, teachers, professors and researchers, amongst other things.

Creative genres

  • Poetry, Fiction, & Creative Non-fiction
  • Screenwriting & Playwriting

Research areas

  • Canadian Literature, including Atlantic Canadian
  • American Literature
  • Medieval, Early Modern, Romantic, Victorian & Twentieth-Century British Literature
  • Postcolonial & First Nations Literature
  • Women's Literature, Gender & Transgender studies
  • Cultural Studies, Film Theory & Popular Culture

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Key Figures in Queer Theory
  • Research Methods and Bibliography: Approaches to Graduate Studies
  • Creative Writing: Poetry
  • Creative Writing: Playwriting
  • Shakespeare and Evolution
  • Poverty in American Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 Dec. 1 (for PhD); Jan. 15 (for MA). Late applications can be considered up to Jan. 15 (for PhD) and June 30 (for MA) but may not be considered for funding.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants to the MA program should hold an honours Bachelor of Arts degree (or a similar program with intensive specialization) in English with a minimum 3.5 average.
  • A complete application
  • A statement of interest, at least one page long, outlining their preferred area of study.
  • An academic writing sample, ideally a research essay (of at least 8 pages) from an upper-level undergraduate English literature course.
  • A GPA of at least 3.7 (A-) in an MA in English
  • Three references (at least 2 Academic) on the application.
  • International applicants whose first language is not English must submit language scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1435 CAD/module
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    Based on the tuition of 1435 CAD per module during 20 months.
  • National

    874 CAD/module
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    Based on the tuition of 874 CAD per module during 20 months.

Living costs for Fredericton

1100 - 2100 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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