This program combines our long-standing commitment to the exploration of British, American, Canadian and Postcolonial literatures of all periods in the English language, with the study of their cultures and an emphasis upon theoretical concerns and transnational connections. At the McMaster University we offer a master degree in English.
Students can choose from two program options: 1) coursework only, or 2) coursework and a thesis. Our aim is to advance inquiry into traditional historical fields of study as well as contemporary and popular culture; open students up to current issues in literary and cultural research; and encourage students’ independent interests. With student-oriented professional training in research and teaching, the program fosters a unique and valuable set of critical, analytical, and communications skills in our graduates.
Areas of Research
- Medieval Literature
- Early Modern English Literature
- 18th, 19th and 20th century British Literature
- American Literature
- Canadian Literature
- Postcolonial Literature
- Critical Theory
- Cultural Studies
- Indigenous Literatures & Culture
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- Foundations in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory
- The Romances
- Appropriation and Canadian Lit.: History, Theory, Controversies
- Getting and Spending: The Birth of Consumer Culture
- Literature as Witness
- Problems in Cultural Studies
- Honours Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
- B+ (B- for Engineering) minimum average, based on a full year equivalent of final year courses (3rd/4th level) relevant to the program
- Each program may set additional/higher requirements
- Degrees and grades from foreign universities are evaluated for their equivalency to McMaster’s
- Departments or programs may establish additional requirements, such as scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- Admission is competitive: meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission
- The admission decision is not subject to appeal
- Applicants who do not meet the above mentioned requirements, should consult the Graduate Calendar to determine the requirements for exceptional cases
International11396 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5698 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
National4204 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2102 CAD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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