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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

We offer doctoral supervision in select areas of British, Canadian, American, Post-colonial, and Indigenous literatures. We encourage applicants to consult faculty profiles to confirm that we have an appropriate supervisor for your dissertation project.

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.


Students will normally undertake:

  • Five one-term courses (15ch)
  • English 6100: Research Methods (6 ch)
  • English 6999: Teaching apprenticeship course
  • Two comprehensive exams
  • Dissertation

The program is designed to be completed in four years.

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