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English (Bachelor of Arts)

Canada

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What will I learn?

Forget what you’ve heard about studying English. Here, you’ll take an in-depth tour of literature ranging from the traditional (classic novels and poetry) to the popular (sci-fi and mysteries) to the innovative (graphic novels and film).

Our engaging professors explore contemporary ideas and theories, even while working with historical texts. You’ll also focus on world literature, including Indigenous, African Diaspora, and Middle Eastern literature.

Our graduates go on to work in diverse careers as editors, writers, public relations officers, media specialists, communications directors and more.

What you’ll learn

Develop the critical thinking, reading and writing skills essential for success in a wide range of careers.

Explore a vast range of literary works while learning leadership, persuasive writing and problem solving.

Tailor your upper-year studies to specific theories, literary periods, genres and individual authors to suit your interests.

Hands-on experiences

Take advantage of Toronto’s many literary events including the Harbourfront Reading Series and Word on the Street.

Attend live performances as part of our drama and Shakespeare courses.

Get an introduction to the country’s best writing with the Canadian Writers in Person series where you can quiz the authors of the very works you’re studying.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$33,791.00 (US$ 25,135) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 February 2023, 1 April 2023

Start date

9 January 2023, 8 May 2023, 5 September 2023

Venue

York University

Keele Campus,

4700 Keele Street,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M3J 1P3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); Six 4U/4M courses, including ENG4U, NBE4U or FRA4U. Accepted Language Tests and Scores: TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language iBT: 83; IELTS International English Language Testing Service (Academic Module): 6.5; Pearson PTE Academic: 60; Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): 60; Cambridge English Language Assessment (CAE, CPE): 176 from C1 Advanced; Duolingo: 115.

For international students

Students need to have: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); Six 4U/4M courses, including ENG4U, NBE4U or FRA4U. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Canada.

Accepted Language Tests and Scores

TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language iBT: 88

IELTS International English Language Testing Service (Academic Module): 6.5

Pearson PTE Academic: 60

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): 60

Cambridge English Language Assessment (CAE, CPE): 176 from C1 Advanced

Duolingo: 120

Pathways options

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About York University

A leading international research university with a global perspective, York University is preparing a diverse community for long-term success.

  • Two campuses in Toronto with modern, specialized facilities
  • Vibrant, diverse international community of students
  • Excellent student support services
  • No.1 business school in Canada & top 10 in 11 subject areas

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