Graduate Programs

The MA Program in English

The University of Regina Department of English is a medium-sized department offering courses and research opportunities in most areas of English, American, and Canadian literatures. The size of its student body ensures that students have ample opportunity for intellectual discussion with their peers, but also the close contact with faculty members that larger institutions are unable to provide. The Department currently offers five routes for the Master's degree in English:

1.  Course-based
2.  Thesis-based
3.  Creative writing thesis-based
4.  Project-based (literature)

5.  Project-based (creative writing)

The course-based MA (ten courses) provides an opportunity to achieve a breadth of knowledge in many areas of English literature. The thesis-based MA (five courses plus thesis) provides an opportunity to do in-depth research and an extended piece of writing on one area of English literature. The MA in Creative Writing consists of five courses (in Creative Writing and English Literature/Theory), and a creative thesis with a critical/theoretical introduction. The project based path (seven courses plus project - either academic or creative writing) offers an opportunity for students to study more widely while completing a project the size of a journal article or poetry chapbook.

Because the Master's degree is normally the highest offered in the Department of English at the University of Regina, the Department can offer the kind of close support of Master’s students and high-priority supervision of Master's theses sometimes not available in departments with doctoral programs. Both the thesis and course MA offer students excellent preparation for graduate studies at the doctoral level, or for jobs and careers in English.

For more information on our MA in English program offerings, please visit the English programs section of the Graduate Studies website.

Questions? Contact the Department of English:

Graduate Chair in the Department of English: Dr. Jan Purnis


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