MA (Coursework)

The MA by coursework program in English allows students to take a variety of courses and complete the program in 12 months. All students must take English 7003: Contemporary Issues in Theory and Practice, plus 7 other graduate level courses. One of those other courses may be in a discipline other than English.

Past courses in the graduate program will give students a sense of what is offered.

Students who wish to pursue the coursework option but also engage in a dedicated research project can take English 6999: the Master's Essay. This course requires the student to complete, under the supervision of a faculty member, an independent research essay in the field. The essay should be of professional quality and should be approximately 30-35 pages in length.

Applicants to the MA program usually a BA (Honours) in English (or the equivalent) with a minimum B+ average in English courses, though admission is competitive and depends to a large extent on the pool of candidates.

Full details on all aspects of our MA programs are in the MA Guidelines document.


Department of English

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000