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Faculty of Arts
UNB Fredericton

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Graduate studies in English

A friendly, supportive learning environment

Our graduate program offers small class sizes and personal guidance from nationally acclaimed professors and supervisors.

Application deadlines

Dec. 1 (for PhD) and Jan. 8 (for MA).

  • Late applications cannot be considered for the PhD.
  • MA applications can be considered until May 30 but cannot be considered for funding.
  • International applicants should apply by the relevant deadline to have the best chance of meeting immigration requirements.

Areas of study

We have active researchers working in a broad range of fields, including early modern, restoration and 18th-century, romantic, and Victorian British literature, Canadian literature, American literature, Indigenous literature, post-colonial literature, women's and gender studies, queer theory, literary and cultural theory, ecocriticism and animal studies, drama and film.

The department boasts talented practitioners and instructors in all major genres of creative writing--fiction, poetry, playwriting and screenwriting--as well as expertise in non-fiction and travel writing.

Our graduates, in both academic and creative fields, have gone on to publish their work in esteemed journals and as books.

How to apply

Find UNB’s application process and requirements at the School of Graduate Studies.

Graduate policies

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) graduate regulations are the official source for students, faculty and staff concerning all aspects of graduate programming.

Department policies