University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

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Literary Studies/Theatre Studies in English

University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

Field of Study:Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Areas of Research:Students can choose to undertake research in one or more of six fields of specialization: Studies in Canadian Literatures and Theatre; Colonial, Postcolonial, and Diasporic Studies; Early Modern Studies; Studies in the History and Politics of Performance; Sexuality and Gender Studies; and Transnational Nineteenth-Century Studies.
Cost per year:*
National: $2,331

This estimate represents the tuition per semester.


The PhD program in Literary Studies/Theatre Studies in English provides an opportunity for doctoral study that is unique in Canada and builds on the expertise of nearly thirty faculty members, who provide graduate students with an impressive range of approaches and scholarship, and research achievements. The program aims to give intellectual and practical academic training to a small number of students who demonstrate exceptional scholarly potential and who show keen interest in one or more of the PhD program’s fields of specialization.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 84
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    The normal requirement for admission to the PhD program is an MA degree in English or Drama/Theatre Studies from a recognized post-secondary institution, with a minimum GPA of A- in graduate work. Students with degrees in other disciplines may also be considered.

    * 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 13, 2022