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What will I learn?

Study literature from a variety of perspectives. Read everything from The Canterbury Tales and the Bible to science fiction and young adult novels. Improve your writing, analytical skills and understanding of literary traditions.

Areas of focus

British literature (Medieval period through 20th century)
Canadian literature
American literature
Gender theory
Critical theory


Communications coordinator
Community outreach worker
Curriculum planner
Librarian or archivist
Market researcher
Proposal writer
Social media manager
Technical or creative writer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$27,836.00 (US$ 20,974) per year
Application deadline

31 January 2023

Start date

6 September 2023


Faculty of Humanities

Clearihue Building, room C305,

University of Victoria,


British Columbia (BC),

V8P 5C2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International students must complete 12 years or more of academic preparation and graduate from a recognized senior secondary school program; IELTS (Academic): 6.5, with no component less than 6.0; TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test): 90, with no section less than 20; TOEFL PBT (paper-based test): 575

For international students

Twelve years of academic preparation and graduation from a recognized senior secondary school or completion of a recognized diploma program.

Applicants must satisfy the minimum admission requirements for international students.
University entrance examinations offered in the home country may also be required.

CAEL: 70, with no section less than 60

IELTS (Academic): 6.5, with no component less than 6.0

LPI: Level 6

MET (4-skill only): 64

TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test): 90, with no section less than 20

TOEFL PBT (paper-based test): 575

Apply to UVic by: January 31

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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