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.
Our graduates go on to become professional writers, editors, journalists, marketers, teachers, professors and researchers, amongst other things.
- Poetry, Fiction, & Creative Non-fiction
- Screenwriting & Playwriting
- 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
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- 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
- 20 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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.
DisciplinesCreative Writing Literature View 22 other Masters in Creative Writing in Canada
- 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
International1435 CAD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1435 CAD per module and a duration of 20 months.
National874 CAD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 874 CAD per module and a duration of 20 months.
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