Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Master of Philosophy Program


The Department of English at Queen’s University is excited to announce the launch of the Master of Philosophy Degree in English Language and Literature. This two-year program, unique among Ontario Universities, features intensive field-specific study, broad coursework, a Publishing Practicum, and guaranteed entry into the Queen’s English Doctoral Program (for those who successfully complete the MPhil degree requirements). The degree is designed for diverse learners and will be of particular interest to those undergraduate students who are already contemplating doctoral research.

MPhil students choosing to move directly into the workforce upon graduation will have attained field-specific expertise, advanced professionalization, and evidence of research and writing skills through the Publishing Practicum. MPhil students choosing to move on into doctoral studies will accelerate their dissertation work by three full terms.

The MPhil is a 24-month program that features coursework, field exams, and a Publishing Practicum, and provides advanced standing to those students continuing into the PhD.