English, M.A. | University of Victoria | Victoria, Canada
12 months
5280 CAD/year
4186 CAD/year
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We offer a wide range of courses and degree paths in literature, critical approaches to the literary, and literary theory. The English program is offered at University of Victoria, British Columbia.


Our programs combine challenging and intensive study. You’ll have the opportunity to develop teaching, research, and professional profiles. You’ll graduate prepared for  jobs that focus on writing, research, and analysis inside and outside of and academia.

Areas of focus

  • British, Canadian, American and Irish literature
  • Postcolonial literature
  • Critical theory
  • Period-focused literature
  • Digital humanities and media studies

Our MA English program at University of Victoria, British Columbia provides advanced courses in literary periods, genres, methods, and theory. You'll gain a solid foundation in research through your coursework and a final long essay or critical project.

Our MA has three optional specialized concentrations: medieval and early modern studies (MEMS), nineteenth century studies (NCS), and cultural, social and political thought (CSPT).

Programme Structure

Area courses:

  • Teaching English in Higher Education (1.5)
  • Studies in Literary Theory: Area Course (1.5)
  • Digital Literary Studies: History and Principles (1.5)
  • Studies in Middle English Literature: Area Course (1.5)
  • Studies in Renaissance Literature: Area Course (1.5)
  • Studies in the Literature of the 17th Century: Area Course (1.5)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The admission selection process is competitive. Applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admissions and Records Office and then by the English Graduate Committee, who usually makes admission decisions in February and March.
  •  In addition to the application materials required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the department requires a statement of intent (not to exceed 1 typed page for MA applicants or 2 typed pages for PhD applicants), a 10–15 page typed essay demonstrating advanced literary and/or critical studies ability, and a CV.
  •  Admission to the MA program requires a bachelor’s degree, preferably with an Honours or Major that includes courses in all or most areas of English literature including critical theory, with a minimum overall average of at least A- (7.0 GPA on a 9-point scale; 3.7 GPA on a 4-point scale) in the final two full years of credit units.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5280 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2640 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    4186 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2093 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Victoria

1490 - 2092 CAD /month
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