English, M.A. | Carleton University | Ottawa, Canada
12 months
18463 CAD/year
6657 CAD/year
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The master’s degree enables our students to study literatures in English at Carleton University from a wide range of national and transnational contexts, historical periods and genres.


It addresses questions about what people understand by the idea of literature in different times and places and why it matters; about who should have access to literature, either as readers or writers; about the power of literature to forge communities and, in doing so, to be a force for change; and about how these issues are influenced by broader legal, technological, political and social contexts.

The English MA program from Carleton University offers three streams: thesis, research essay or coursework. Our PhD program develops our students’ research agendas and nourishes their work within the theoretical, critical and historical study of the production of literature. 

Career Opportunities

Our degrees provide a competitive edge in the job market, whether in business, government or the non-profit sector — in areas as diverse as publishing, human resources, communications, public relations and marketing. Students will also have an academic advantage when applying for professional qualifications and training in teaching, journalism, law and library sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studies in Theory
  • Studies in Transnational Literatures
  • Studies in Indigenous Literatures
  • Studies in African Literature
  • Studies in South Asian Literature
  • Studies in Caribbean Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year Bachelor of Arts, or equivalent, in English, with at least a B+ average.

Tuition Fee

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    18463 CAD/year
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  • National

    6657 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6657 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
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