MA in English

Brock’s Master of Arts in English offers a research-intensive program that prepares candidates to succeed at the highest levels in the academy and beyond. A rigorous intellectual and professional environment ensures all students have the best graduate experience possible and the widest range of options afterward.

We emphasize the details and discipline required for sustained research. The small group environment encourages both independent work habits and community-building skills, while our 2-to-1 faculty-to-student ratio makes our students among the best mentored in the province. Our students benefit from robust and diverse faculty expertise, and are free to engage in research of their own design.

The program is designed to be completed by full-time students in 12 months. Classes begin in September and run until April. Mandatory courses provide valuable foundations in literary and cultural theoretical approaches, advanced research skills, and professional development, while specialist seminars led by faculty experts engage with cutting-edge topics in the field. Following two terms of course work, students complete a research project of their own design by the end of August.

As teaching assistants, MA candidates also acquire substantial, meaningful, and well-paid work experience. We also offer additional guaranteed Graduate Fellowship funding of at least $7,500 to every full-time student. Other internal and external fellowships are also available. To learn more about funding your graduate studies, contact gradrecruit@brocku.ca or visit the web site of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Please feel free to contact the Graduate Program Director to learn more about the program and to discuss your research interests.