English, M.A. | University of Waterloo | Waterloo, Canada
24 months
15392 AUD/year
4508 AUD/year
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Graduate study at University of Waterloo English offers a broad range of options. Our MAs in Literary Studies, Rhetoric and Communication Design, and Experimental Digital Media allow you to focus on a specific area of intellectual, artistic, or professional interest while developing a broad base of knowledge in other critical fields. 


You can also take your MA as a co-op degree, mixing study and work experience.

Key Features 

  • The department's faculty are internationally known scholars and innovative teachers whose research areas range from Middle English literature to postcolonial studies and from classical rhetoric to video game design.
  • If you want to work in the academy after your English degree, our program at University of Waterloo has an enviable placement rate. If you want to continue on elsewhere, our graduates' unique combination of knowledge and skills makes them sought after in business, industry, and the non-profit sector.

Programme Structure

  • No matter what your interests, our professors will foster your development as a researcher and teacher. 
  • Our graduate students are a vibrant, active community who organize their own academic events and present their research at national and international conferences.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An Honours Bachelor's degree in English, or its equivalent, with an average of at least 78% in English courses, and at least 75% overall.
  • A Statement of Interest, no more than 500 words, explaining your reasons for applying to the program.
  • Three references, at least two academic
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15392 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7696 AUD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4508 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2254 AUD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Waterloo

810 - 1447 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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