University of Saskatchewan

24 months
6730 CAD/year
4260 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


Program Details

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

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.
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).

Other requirements

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

    6730 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6730 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4260 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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