MA English

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: January 15
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$120
Intakes: September
International tuition: CA$21,128.46
Domestic tuition: CA$8,605.47

Program overview

This MA degree is a fully-funded, one year program that emphasizes the close, critical study of literature and culture and the development of research, writing and analytical skills. A candidate for the MA in English may select any of three programs: four full courses (or an equivalent combination of full and half courses); three courses and an independent research project of approximately 50 pages; or two courses and a thesis of approximately 100 pages. In any case, the program should be completed in three terms (one calendar year) of full-time registration. MA students in the Department of English and Writing Studies have the opportunity to serve as teaching assistants or may be paired with faculty as research assistants. They can select from among diverse graduate courses offered within and outside the department; they have access to an excellent research library; and can expect close contact with their professors and fellow students. Graduates have gone on to further study in Ph.D. programs at Western and beyond, to professional programs in law, education, and other specializations, and to careers in publishing, journalism, government, consulting, the arts, and more.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



Honours B.A. in English or in English combined with another subject. Achieved at least an A minus average in the Honours English courses of their B.A. program. Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language: The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum acceptable score is 267 for the standard electronic version, 630 for the paper and pencil version, or 109 for the internet version. The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). Minimum acceptable score is 8 out of 9.

Career opportunities

Publishing Journalism Government Consulting Arts

Campus location

London , Canada

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