The English program of University of Victoria, British Columbia offers students advanced courses in a range of literary periods and critical approaches, and their degree culminates in a research-based Master’s Essay or Project (10,000 words or equivalent).
The MA prepares students for PhD programs and for secondary advanced credentials (e.g., Education, Library and Information Sciences, or Archival Studies). An MA in English is also good preparation for a variety of humanities careers.
The MA Program is competitive. Incoming students normally have a BA in English or a related discipline, first-class grades or Honours, and a record of academic potential. All applicants are expected to articulate research goals in their application statement and demonstrate strong writing and analytical skills in their submitted writing sample. Canadian applicants are expected to apply for SSHRC CGS-M awards.
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- Textual Studies and Methods of Research
- Teaching Literature and Composition
- Special Studies
- Studies in Literary Theory: Area Course
- Studies in Literary Theory: Special Topic
- Digital Literary Studies: History and Principles
- 24 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Language Studies Literature View 77 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in Canada
- Bachelor degree in English or related discipline
- Online application form
- Application fee
- Unofficial transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended (if you are offered admission, you will be required to submit official transcripts).
- Two letters of recommendation
- Statement of intent
- A 10–15-page double-spaced typed essay demonstrating strong academic writing
- Resume or CV
- English language proficiency (international students)
International6499 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6499 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National5182 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5182 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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