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Literary representations both reflect and help to create our views of the world, including our social theories and practices; thus, the study of literature can provide students with insights concerning past and present concepts of personal and social identity, cultural traditions and beliefs, and interpersonal and cross-cultural relationships. Since the time of Aristotle, moreover, literary commentators have analyzed “setting” as an important formal aspect of literary writing; literary study can therefore help us to investigate, and perhaps to reconsider, our relationships with both our human and non-human environments. In today’s world, where efforts to resolve intercultural conflicts and environmental problems have taken on a profound sense of urgency, literary study provides a crucial forum for intellectual and ethical debate leading to the revision of cultural practice.

The study of English literature provides students with critical skills of analysis and synthesis, helping them to identify and understand complex problems, and encouraging them to conceptualize viable resolutions and alternative understandings. Perhaps more than any other academic discipline, English literature also emphasizes the importance of literacy, including the development of effective writing and oral presentation skills, thereby providing students with the communications skills so highly valued in the professional world.

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 or, in the case of the course-based MA, to the completion of coursework and the major research paper.

Creative Writing Thesis Option:

The English Department offers a limited number of MA candidates the opportunity to complete a 15 credit-hour creative thesis in lieu of an academic thesis. Successful applicants who wish to pursue this option are admitted on the same basis and fulfill the same course and thesis requirements as other English Thesis-based MA candidates. Permission to undertake a creative thesis is at the discretion of the Department, and requires that students submit proposals along with a substantial portfolio of previous creative work (e.g., 8-10 pages of original poetry or 20-25 pages of prose such as a short story or novel excerpt, or a dramatic script or screenplay, or a combination of these genres). The proposal should outline the form, scope, and subject matter of the Creative Writing thesis. In addition, students must demonstrate some critical and theoretical awareness of the approach they plan to take for the creative thesis. The finished thesis includes an introduction of no fewer than 15 pages delineating this critical and theoretical awareness. Because of the high standards expected for the creative project and the Department’s limited faculty resources in the area of creative writing, a limited number of students are permitted to undertake this alternative. Students should therefore note that admission to the MA program in English does not guarantee permission to write a creative thesis.

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Faculty of Indigenous Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities

Варианты обучения

Очная (2 лет)

CAN $1,749.46 Per Semester

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Дедлайн для заявки

15 December 2021

Начало обучения

7 Сентябрь 2022


University of Northern British Columbia

Prince George Campus,

3333 University Way,


British Columbia (BC),

V2N 4Z9, Canada

Вступительные требования

Для студентов, проживающих в Соединенных Штатах

Successful applicants to the program will hold a four-year baccalaureate in Political Science, and will have obtained a GPA of at least 3.0.

Для иностранных студентов

Entry requirements may vary from country to country, Applicants must have an four-year (120 credit hours) Baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from a recognized institution.

English language requirement:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 90 or higher in the internet-based test, with not less than 20 in any of the Reading, Listening, Writing or Speaking components; or equivalent other TOEFL score.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic score of at least 6.5 overall, with not less than 6.0 in any of the four modules.

CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) or the CAEL CE : overall 70, with no subtest below 60.

MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): 85 final score, with 3 in the speaking test.

PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): 65 overall score, with a score of not less than 60 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Deadline: September intake: December 15

Требования к IELTS могут отличаться в зависимости от выбранного курса


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