Program Information

School: University of Prince Edward Island
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: English Language and Literature, General
Description: The English Majors and Honours program encourages students to explore the diverse body of literature in English from a variety of perspectives. Course content and critical approaches range across the discipline and include historical, theoretical, interdisciplinary and genre studies. The program also offers courses in creative writing and linguistics. Students may expect to gain both a sound background in the history of the English language and literature, and a familiarity with the most recent developments in literary practice and scholarship. The curriculum is designed to encourage a progressive acquisition of literary skills. As students earn their degree through their four years, they will progress from introduction to, through development in, toward mastery of, the following: (a) elements of the English language; (b) the research essay; (c) critical reading and literary theory; (d) the terminology of the discipline; (e) knowledge of the periods of literary history; (f ) verbal presentations. In order for students to understand the goal of sequencing of courses and skills acquisition, the Department offers the following general descriptions for courses at four levels:

The Honours degree is for those who want to extend a thorough grounding in English language or literature by developing an area of independent study through a scholarly or creative writing Honours project.

URL: English at University of Prince Edward Island
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $13,326

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program and does not include compulsory fees.

Careers: Managers in Publishing,Editors

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550+5.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. ]

The language of instruction at the University of Prince Edward Island is English. All academically admissible applicants, regardless of their country of origin or citizenship status, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to undertaking studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. Proficiency may be demonstrated by: 1. Three years of full-time study in English in Canada or in another country where English is a principal language (as recognized by UPEI); evidence of bilingualism (English and another language) is acceptable for those applicants educated in Canada in a language other than English; OR 2. Submission of an official test score at or above the acceptable minimum, such as: IELTS (Academic) – Overall score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing no other band below 6; TOEFL paper-based test – 550 with minimum TWE of 5.5; TOEFL internet-based test – 80 with minimum of 20 in each category; MELAB – 80; CanTEST – 4.5; CAEL – 60; Pearson Test of English – 58; Cambridge Advanced English – CAE A-C: 176-184 after Jan 1/15; or Eiken – Pre-1.