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Degree

Master of Arts in English - Literary Studies

master

Degree

Master of Arts in English - Literary Studies

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $21,762 CAD

  • Application fee

    $125 CAD

  • Duration

    1 year

  • PGWP

    1 year

  • Min GPA

    75 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-February-2021 2021-02-01

Overview

Master of Arts in English - Literary Studies

In the Master of Arts in Literary Studies (MA-LIT), students have the option of completing their degree by coursework or by a combination of coursework and a major project or a thesis. 

The department investigates historical and contemporary areas of British, American, Canadian and English-language postcolonial literatures, alongside the theories relevant to their study. 

MA-LIT graduates are employed in publishing, private industry, government, educational organizations, non-governmental organizations, and in their own businesses; others go on to doctoral programs. 

All students are required to complete a University of Waterloo workshop on academic integrity and sign a pledge to conduct their research with scrupulous honesty. The workshop takes place before classes begin and students will not be allowed to take classes until they have signed the pledge.

Study option(s):

1_ Thesis

2_ Master's Research Paper

3_ Coursework

You can normally enroll for courses in the Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms and complete the MA in three terms.

All requirements for the degree should be completed no later than six terms after a full-time graduate student has been admitted as a candidate.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$30,173

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,200
Accommodation 1 bed room $8,411
Tuition 1 person $21,762

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.50 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

1_ Supplementary information form
2_ Transcript(s)
3_ References
4_ English language proficiency (if applicable)
5_ Statement of Interest

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

7.5
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listening
7
writing
7
speaking
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reading

TOEFL

100
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listening
26
writing
26
speaking
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reading

PTE

68
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listening
65
writing
65
speaking
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reading

Cambridge

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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
Conditional English language proficiency admission:
If you are applying to a graduate program, have supplied an ELP test but and are slightly below the required score, conditional admission may be offered.
If you are applying with a sponsorship that includes funding for English language studies, conditional admission may be offered.

Academic background and requirement

1_ 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. Those applying to the program but holding Honours degrees that combine English and another discipline may be admitted at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. 2_ A Statement of Interest, no more than 500 words, explaining your reasons for applying to the program.

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