University of Toronto - Mississauga

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English (HBA)

University of Toronto - Mississauga

Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:English Language and Literature, General
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,700
Careers:Managers in PublishingEditors


Together with the visual arts and music, literature has for millennia provided humanity with the means to depict, reflect on, and understand our existence, from the most personal details of daily life to grand philosophical or religious efforts to comprehend the world as a whole. The literary arts are essential to what it means to be human; their study necessarily plays a central role in the modern university. Our programs specifically focus on how literature in English has developed through the centuries, all over the world, and in a rich variety of different forms and modes, from oral recitations to digital media.

Our degree programs and courses introduce students to the full range of literary genres and traditions in English, from eleventh-century elegies written in Old English to contemporary postcolonial novels. Courses may focus on the development of particular forms (e.g., the lyrical poem), a particular period (e.g., the Victorian age), or a particular author (Shakespeare, for instance, or Jane Austen). Students receive in-depth training in critical reading and writing skills. Perceptive and attentive reading and clear and persuasive writing are key to the craft of literary criticism, and our programs are designed to make students better critics; but these skills are equally crucial in all areas of research, business, and professional activity, and are therefore of lasting value both within and beyond the university.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*74 to 79
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
Applicants are required to have an average of mid to high 70s.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 August 23, 2022