English Literature, M.A. | University of Ottawa | Ottawa, Canada
12 months
18168 CAD/year
4912 CAD/year
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English Literature from University of Ottawa equip students to pursue advanced studies in British, Canadian, or American literature informed by a broad knowledge of literary history and by recent developments in literary criticism and cultural theory.


English Literature from University of Ottawa focuses research strengths and efforts in four Strategic Areas of Development in Research (SADRs):

  • Canada and the World
  • Health
  • e-Society
  • Molecular and Environmental Sciences


With cutting-edge research, our graduate students will become researchers and educators that strongly influence national and international priorities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Directed Readings
  • Old English
  • Research Methodology
  • Professional Development
  • Middle English Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The MA program is intended to refine the critical and scholarly skills of high-achieving graduates from undergraduate honours programs. An honours BA in English literature with a minimum high second class standing of B+ is normally required. 
  • Students who have completed a BA or equivalent degree with a minimum of six full courses in English with an average of 75 per cent (B+) may be admitted to a qualifying year which normally comprises 30 units selected to ensure coverage of the major fields of English literature. 
  • Resume (must include chronological academic history)
  • Letter of intent in which you describe the intended field of research and your interest in the Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Writing sample:  Clean copy of an essay written for an undergraduate English literature course
  • 2 Recommendation letters
  • Transcripts 
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18168 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9084 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    4912 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2456 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

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