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UNB Fredericton

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MA in English (academic), by thesis and coursework

An unparalleled opportunity to research a topic of special interest

Students can choose between a twelve-month course-based program and a twenty-month thesis-based program.

Writing the thesis affords students an unparalleled opportunity for a period of extended, independent research on a topic of special interest.

For those going on to doctoral work, the thesis provides terrific preparation for writing a doctoral dissertation and for those moving into other work contexts, it requires students to develop superior argumentation, editing and writing and communication skills--all highly transferable to a variety of situations.

Chapters of academic MA theses regularly become academic articles and conference presentations.

Requirements

For the 20-month MA, students will normally complete:

  • Five one-term academic graduate courses
  • Year-long research methods course (ENGL 6100)
  • Thesis

Students may request permission to substitute a creative writing workshop for one of the five regular courses.

This program is designed to be completed in 20 months.

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