Program Information

School: Brandon University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: English Language and Literature, General
Description: At BU’s Department of English & Creative Writing you can study of English literature in a small, friendly environment. Study works ranging from Aeschylus’s Agamemnon, Shakespeare’s King Lear, and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, to Miriam Toews’s A Complicated Kindness and Gary Schteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story. Employers consistently rate oral and written communication skills as a top job requirement. The 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in the U.S. found that student reading levels were higher the more frequently they discussed interpretations of what they read. Students can explore their interests in Canadian, British, American, and World Literatures.

In Creative Writing classes, students can develop the skills to tell their own stories. Students receive expert guidance in how to write poems and plays, screenplays and short stories, works of creative non-fiction, and multimedia projects. English students will develop skills in literary and textual analysis, critical thought, academic writing, creative writing, written and oral communication, knowledge of historical literary periods, literary genres, and national literatures.

URL: English at Brandon University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $7,203

Cost estimate is per 30 credit hours.

Careers: Managers in Publishing,Editors

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 60 to 100

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Grade 12 with a minimum of 60% average on six Grade 12 U/M courses including English. In general, students from outside the province who apply for admission to Brandon University as regular students are required to have met the minimum requirements for admission to a University in the province or territory in which they graduated from High School.