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Texts and Cultures

Program Description

This course-based MA program is intended to give students an excellent grounding in cultural, literary, textual, and visual studies. It is also ideal preparation for students interested in pursuing further graduate work at the PhD level in English and Cultural Studies (among other related fields), as well as for those interested in pursuing careers in secondary-school teaching, publishing, management, marketing, public service, and other careers in communications and cultural industries, where MA degrees are increasingly valued. Information about specific faculty research interests can be found on the faculty page of this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should have an Honours or Four-year BA in English, a joint Honours or Four-Year BA in English and another subject, or an Honours or Four-Year BA in a field that provides the applicant with preparation in cultural, literary, textual, and/or visual studies (in this context, some degrees we will consider include Honours or Four-Year BAs in Anthropology, Art History, History, Politics, Rhetoric and Communication, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies). Other degrees and/or experience also will be considered on a case-by-case basis. A minimum number of courses in textual studies (the equivalent of 30 credit hours* of study at the Honours level or 48 credit hours* of study at other postsecondary levels) is required of all students, to be completed either before entry into the program or during a qualifying period.

Please apply online here.