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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 22, 2014
Canadian Excellence

English (MA)

Program Website

Dr. Anne Russell, Program Coordinator
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The Master of Arts in English provides graduate course offerings and faculty expertise in Literary and Film Studies. The MA in English allows students to undertake a traditional graduate degree in english, with special topics and coverage in the major periods, movements and theoretical approaches to British, American, or world literatures in English, or to take advantage of the rich intellectual and theoretical confluences between literary and film studies.

Program Details

Duration of Program

8-months(coursework only)
12 months (with major research paper)

Program Options
coursework only
course with MRP
For more information on the program requirements

Entrance Requirements

 Minimum Standing
BA Honours English or relevant undergraduate degree  B+

Application Deadline

Start Date
Application Due
September January 15 for first consideration; applications will be accepted until the program is full.


Eligible students admitted to study on a full-time basis for each year of study are given a competitive funding package.

Guaranteed minimum financial support: $13,000

Such support may be made up of:

  • teaching assistantships,
  • internal and/or external scholarship awards.

Major award holders (OGS, CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) are eligible for the Dean's Scholarship, valued at up to $7,500.

Consult the academic program for further details.


Tuition is charged each term. Miscellaneous fees may be charged where applicable.


While the student is not required to contact a prospective advisor prior to submitting his/her application, a student wishing to undertake the Major Research Paper Option is advised to familiarize him/herself with the program, the MRP application process available on the graduate program website of the Department of English and Film Studies, and faculty expertise in the studentís research area(s) of interest.