Program Information

School: Saint Mary’s University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: English Language and Literature, General
Description: As an English student, immersing yourself in literary genres such as fiction and poetry is just the beginning. You’ll expand on this knowledge to study society, culture, media and gender in a variety of contemporary and historical contexts. In doing so, you’ll sharpen your communication skills, gain cross-cultural perspectives, and develop proficiency in linguistic, critical, and analytical thinking.

Saint Mary’s English students have studied Shakespeare abroad at the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK; participated in academic exchanges in China, Finland, and Ghana; and welcomed world-renowned authors such as Alistair MacLeod, David Adams Richards, Dionne Brand, Anne Carson, Anne Enright, and Colm Toibin to Saint Mary’s. The English Department also hosts a writer-in-residence each year.

URL: English at Saint Mary’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Careers: Managers in Publishing,Editors

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70 to 100

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

  •  Grade12 English 

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80]

If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate that you have the English language skills necessary to be successful in Saint Mary’s University degree programs.