Lakehead University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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English (M.A.)

Lakehead University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Field of Study:English Language and Literature, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)


The English Department offers MA students a program that best suits their interests and goals. We provide a valuable learning experience to those students interested in the MA as a terminal degree, while also providing those students interested in further study with the skills and knowledge they need to pursue doctoral studies. Graduates with a BA, HBA or Concurrent Education degree majoring in English have a number of good reasons to continue their study of literature with us.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants for admission must be graduates of a recognized university, college, or institute as well as show evidence of scholarly achievement. Except where otherwise stated in the Admission Requirements of a particular program, degree students must have a four year bachelor's degree or its equivalent with at least second class standing (B) based on their last 20 half courses or equivalent.

    An applicant holding a degree other than one in the discipline area to which admission is sought will be considered on the basis of courses taken and academic standing. A Qualifying Year at the undergraduate level may be required to meet the admission standards. Courses taken as part of a Qualifying Year can not be used as credit towards a graduate degree.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Work Experience
    In addition to the general admission requirements for Master programs, the following requirements also apply:
  • Theory Requirement - As prerequisites and/or co-requisites for graduate work, candidates must have taken/be taking at least one FCE in literary and cultural theory, such as English 2913 or its equivalent. Should the candidates be lacking in this area, they must take one FCE in literary and cultural theory, normally English 2913, in addition to the other courses in order to qualify for the Master of Arts degree.
  • Candidates should communicate with the Graduate Coordinator of the Department of English concerning offerings for the ensuing year.
    Thesis, research-project, and creative-project program candidates should also discuss possible thesis, research-project, or creative-project topics with the Graduate Coordinator of the department in order that a thesis, research-project, or creative-project supervisor may be assigned.
  • Graded English Essay - International applicants must provide a graded English essay from their undergraduate studies, as part of the application process.
  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 08, 2022