University of Northern British Columbia - Office of Graduate Programs

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English (MA)

University of Northern British Columbia - Office of Graduate Programs

Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:English Language and Literature, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,353


The Master of Arts degree in English is a two-year program, available on a full-time or part-time basis, involving course work and the mandatory completion of a graduate thesis. Upon admission into the English MA program, each student will be assigned a supervisor, who will work closely with the student to monitor his or her program of study and progress. In consultation with supervisors and supervisory committee members, each student will choose courses designed to complement and inform the proposed thesis research, completing most of the course work during the first year of the program. The second year will be devoted primarily to the production of the thesis.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants to the UNBC English MA program must follow the admission requirements outlined in Section 1.0 of the Graduate Studies Admissions and Regulations in the UNBC Graduate Academic Calendar. Entrance to the MA will be competitive; only applicants with a record of excellence in undergraduate work, strong letters of academic recommendation, and strong letters of intent will be considered. In their research proposals, applicants should also demonstrate evidence of interest in the MA’s areas of research specialization (Literature, Culture and Place); and they should provide the name of an English faculty member who is willing to supervise their thesis work.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    3 letters of reference, 1 official transcript for all post secondary education, written of sample work and statement of academic interests required.

    * 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 October 19, 2022