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Degree

Master of Art in English Literature

About the program

  • 25,470 CAD

    Tuition
  • 1 year

    Years of study
  • 1 year

    PGWP Duration
  • 75 out of 100

    Minimum required GPA
optional
Co-op
Course-based

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 15-January-2022 15-January-2022

Master of Art in English Literature

The Department of English offers the degrees of Master of Arts (with coursework, major research paper, or thesis) and Doctor of Philosophy in English. 

Both programs equip students to pursue advanced studies in British, Canadian, or American literature informed by a broad knowledge of literary history and by recent developments in literary criticism and cultural theory. 

The department is well known for its annual Canadian Literature Symposium, and its faculty is distinguished and well-published. The Ontario Council on Graduate Studies (OCGS) has consistently awarded the department the council's highest rating.

The department also offers a CO-OP option at the master's level that students can apply to add to either the coursework or the major research paper program. 

The department participates in the collaborative programs in Feminist and Gender Studies and in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the Master's level, and in the collaborative program in Canadian Studies at the PhD level. 

The programs are governed by the academic regulations in effect for graduate studies. Please note, however, that any course fulfilling a graduate degree requirement in English must be completed with a mark of B or higher. 

A student whose record shows any two grades lower than a mark of B will automatically be withdrawn from the program. Most graduate courses in the Department of English at the University of Ottawa carry three units. 

Requirements are stated in number of units. This program has all Thesis , Research Paper and Course - based offering.

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Accommodation

$38,118

Total costs

yearly

$7,404

Cost of living

1 person

$5,244

Accommodation

1 bed room

$25,470

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

B+ in an Honours B.A. in English Literature (from a university where the language of instruction is English). Students who have completed a BA or equivalent degree with a minimum of six full courses in English with an average of 75 per cent (B+) may be admitted to a qualifying year which normally comprises 30 units selected to ensure coverage of the major fields of English literature.

Required documents

1-2 Recommendation letter(s),
2- Official transcript(s)
3-Resume (must include chronological academic history)
4-Letter of intent
5- Proof of English language proficiency

Language Requirements

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GMAT

IELTS

8
7
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7
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7
speaking
7
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TOEFL

114
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PTE

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Cambridge

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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
The following tests are also accepted: MELAB, CAEL, Cambridge English Language Assessment, Pearson, Bridging (ESL500).
The English Intensive Program (EIP) at the University of Ottawa is designed to build your confidence and help you acquire the language skills, academic abilities, and intercultural knowledge you need to succeed, both in your undergraduate or graduate program and on a personal level.

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