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English, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #439 (QS) ,
The Department of English at University of Saskatchewan provides graduate training in literary studies towards M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Nearly thirty faculty supervise graduate work in a variety of areas: American, Canadian, Decolonizing, Digital Humanities, Aboriginal, Literature by Women, Theory, Medieval, Renaissance, Restoration/Eighteenth Century, Nineteenth Century, Modern British.


The M.A. English program at University of Saskatchewan offers either a thesis-based or a project-based option, requiring students to do course work and fulfil a language requirement (for the thesis option), and to complete and be examined on a thesis or a project. The Ph.D. program requires students to do course work, fulfil a language requirement, pass a Field Exam, and to propose, complete and be examined on, a dissertation. The M.A. programme is normally one to two years' work, and the Ph.D. takes a minimum of four.

Students have access to resources provided by the Humanities Research Unit, the Digital Research Centre, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity, and the Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Cultural Studies, Literature, United States, culture, film, nuclear, science
  • United States, culture, fiction, film, literature
  • Aboriginal, Metis, indigenous, literature, storytelling, writing
  • 19th Century, Aboriginal, Academic Freedom, Culture, Humanities, Indigenous, critical theory, education, literature
  • 19th Century, Canada, culture, literature, poetry
  • 17th century, England, Iceland, literature, proverbs
  • Aboriginal, Indigenous, children, land, literature, storytelling, treaty
  • 18th Century, Diderot, drama, fantasy, novel, science fiction
  • 18th Century, England, Jane Austen, disability, literature, women

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 24 months
                • Credits
                  30 alternative credits
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus

                English Language Requirements

                • Minimum required score:


                  The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                • Minimum required score:


                  The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                General Requirements

                • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
                • a completed on-line application, the application fee, and all supporting application documents; application requirements, instructions and deadlines can be found on the department website.
                • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units)
                • a four-year honours degree in English, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  6537 CAD/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 6537 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                • National

                  4137 CAD/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 4137 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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                Living costs for Saskatoon

                • 1279 - 1870 CAD/month
                  Living Costs

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