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Master of Arts in English and Cultural Studies (Course based) Lakehead University - Thunder Bay Campus Lakehead University - Thunder Bay Campus, Canada

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CAD 22999

Annual Tuition Fee

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 125

Application Fee

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24 months

Duration

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6.5

IELTS

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80

TOEFL

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75%

Min GPA

Program Overview

The English Department offers MA students a program that best suits their interests and goals. We provide a valuable learning experience to those students interested in the MA as a terminal degree, while also providing those students interested in further study with the skills and knowledge they need to pursue doctoral studies. Graduates with a BA, HBA or Concurrent Education degree majoring in English have a number of good reasons to continue their study of literature with us.

Innovative and Traditional Program Options

Our MA program offers students the opportunity to pursue their scholarly interests in the way that best suits them, as we offer a number of different program options: the traditional thesis option for those students who want the experience of writing an in-depth study on their topic of choice; a coursework option that provides students with coverage of many fields and the experience of working with a larger number of professors; and a research-project option that combines the two.

We also offer two innovative programs that are unique to Lakehead. The creative-project option allows students to write a creative work, while still engaging in critical analysis of the genre and form in which they are writing. Past creative-projects have included works in fantasy, children’s literature, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Our program also offers a collaborative graduate program with a specialization in Gender and Women’s Studies, giving students the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of both departments, to focus more closely on issues of gender, and to graduate with a combined degree, qualifying them for further education in both fields.

Work Experience

We also offer our incoming Canadian students the opportunity to work as a Graduate Assistant (for up to two years). In addition to providing some funding, being a GA provides valuable experience, including the opportunity to teach classes and work one-on-one with undergraduate students.

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Additional Information

Program Level Master's Degree

College/University Processing Time 28 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

Closed

Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 19
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 58 - With no score less than - 50
  • DUOLINGO
    • Minimum Overall Score - 110.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a four year bachelor's degree or its equivalent with at least second class standing (B) based on their last 20 half courses or equivalent.

6.5 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
58 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
110 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
75% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

22999

Tuition Fee
(CAD)

CAD 125

Application Fee
(CAD)

12000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
(CAD)

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Scholarships

Scholarship

Under Graduate Entrance Scholarship:

Non-Canadian citizens who are entering Lakehead University from a high school, or who are transferring from an international college or university, will be considered for the Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships. The scholarship is available to the top international students applying to Lakehead University for 2024-2025.

International Entrance Scholarships 2024-2025 automatically considered. No scholarship application is required.
 

Academic Average
(Canadian Equivalent)
IB Average Scholarship Total4
(in Canadian dollars)
Scholarships Available
90.0%+ 35+ $40,000 ($10,000 x 4 years)1 Limited
80.0% - 89.9% 30-34 $30,000 ($7,500 x 4 years)2 Limited
75.0% - 79.9% 28-29 $6,000 ($6,000 in Year 1 only)3 Limited


1. Renewable provided a 90% average is achieved in each academic year. If a student's university academic average falls between 80.0% - 89.9%, the student will receive an amended scholarship valued at $7,500 CAD/year for each subsequent academic year for the remaining term of the scholarship.

2. Renewable provided an 80% average is achieved in each academic year.

3. Non-renewable, one-time only scholarship awarded in Year 1.

4. Maximum length of scholarship term is 4 academic years or until the first degree is awarded, whichever occurs first. To be considered eligible for scholarship consideration, recipients must be entering Years 1, 2, or 3 of a minimum 4-year undergraduate degree program. Recipients whose status changes and may be charged domestic fees will have their scholarship value reassessed to equate to the domestic entrance scholarship grid and regulations available at that time.

Graduate Scholarship:

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistant appointments may be offered to some full-time graduate students (including Visa students) at a rate of $10,506.69 (2022-23) at the Master's level; and $11,457.79 (2022-23) at the Doctoral level. A regular appointment constitutes a maximum of 270 hrs of work over the Fall and Winter terms, averaging not more than 10 hours of work per week. Representative duties, include but are not limited to: preparing classes, teaching, demonstrating, leading seminars, supervising laboratories, marking, consulting with students, holding assigned office hours, setting tests, examination and lab sets, conducting field trips, and providing other academic support assistance. A graduate student is eligible to hold a maximum of two full-time appointments at the Master's level or four full-time appointments at the Doctoral level.

Faculty Research Awards for Graduate Students

Some graduate students may also receive a Faculty Research Award. This stipend may be paid to a full–time degree candidate for research or academic activities relevant and related to the student's field(s) of study within the academic program. Faculty Research Awards are awarded by the student's supervisor.
 

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