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Faculty of Arts
UNB Fredericton

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PhD in English (Academic)

Undertake fascinating research in a variety of fields

Application deadline: Dec. 1

While our PhD program focuses primarily on Canadian, post-colonial, Renaissance, American and textual/editorial studies, doctoral work in other fields is possible.

Our teaching apprenticeship program (ENGL 6999) affords students a unique opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor on all aspects of pedagogy, developing skills in lecturing, classroom discussion, marking and course and assignment design while teaching a first year course.

Our current PhD students are undertaking fascinating research in a variety of fields.


Students will normally undertake:

  • Five one-term courses after the master’s degree, in addition to any courses taken to make up omissions in the candidate’s background
  • Year-long research methods course (ENGL 6100)
  • Teaching apprenticeship course
  • Three comprehensive exams
  • Dissertation

The program is designed to be completed in four years.

Apply now