Trail-blazing into the new, creating valuable knowledge, and assessing significance in every field of literary history, criticism and theory requires truly comprehensive knowledge, skillful research, and thought-provoking writing. The English MA program at York University is carefully and supportively designed to help students develop into the next generation of important scholars.
Our faculty and courses represent a compelling range of theoretical, historical and critical approaches to literature across the historical sweep of English-language literatures in all genres from their very beginnings to today’s global spectrum of voices and expressive forms. Study with prize-winning graduate faculty in American, British, Canadian, Postcolonial, Diasporic, and World Literatures. Study in depth the periods of Medieval and Renaissance, 18th-century and Romantics, Victorianism and Modernism, the 20th-century and the truly contemporary with an array of disciplinary theories that will energize and change how you read and think.
Today, our doctoral graduates are professors at UBC, Simon Fraser, U Alberta, Queen's, McGill, UNB, and elsewhere across North America. Master's and doctoral graduates have translated their degrees into dynamic careers in the arts, government, NGOs, online and print journalism, publishing, project management, and a host of entrepreneurial businesses related to arts, education, and community development.
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- Ecology and Literature: Medieval to Renaissance
- Readings in Victorian Literature
- Extreme Modernisms
- Simulating Translation
- Black Song
- American Hardboiled
- Postmodern Canadian Literature
- Theorizing Memory
- Gay Male Literature
- 18 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- 60-80 credits for two terms
- 40-60 credits for one term
DisciplinesLanguage Studies Literature Linguistics View 58 other Masters in Literature in Canada
- Statement of interest (500 words)
- Sample of scholarly writing (max. 3,750 words)
- 3 recommendation(s)
International12550 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6275 CAD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
National2870 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1435 CAD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
Part time tuition fees:
- National students - $717
- International students - $3137
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