York University - Graduate Studies

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York University - Graduate Studies

Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:English Language and Literature, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $5,145


Our tradition in the Graduate Program in English at YorkU has always been to challenge the idea of tradition itself, to seek out the limits of established ideas, and to attend to new ones. We are proud of our reputation for adventurous, interdisciplinary, and innovative approaches to literature. Trail-blazing into the new, creating valuable knowledge, and assessing significance in every field of literary history, criticism and theory requires truly comprehensive knowledge, skilful research, and thought-provoking writing. Our program is carefully and supportively designed to help students develop into the next generation of important scholars.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
The normal qualification for admission consideration to the PhD Programme is an MA degree in English or its equivalent with at least a B+ average or higher and undergraduate provisions as required for the Master’s degree. Candidates will be expected to enter with a reasonable knowledge of the full range of studies in English literature and language. Candidates may be required to pass a qualifying examination before admission.

* 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 November 26, 2022