Program Information

School: McMaster University
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: English Language and Literature, General
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis
Description: Studying English & Cultural Studies at McMaster will introduce you to the rich cultural store house that has been created over the centuries, from the earliest Old English manuscripts, to the most modern examples of popular culture. It will equip you with the critical tools needed to analyze and interpret the diverse media used by writers and other creators of cultural products, as well as increasing your own powers of expression and critical thinking.

Drama, poetry, novels, short stories and critical theory all form the basis of literary study. You can examine texts from a variety of national literatures, as well as exploring cultural studies, one of the fastest growing areas of intellectual inquiry and research in the Humanities. Cultural studies examines the vital role played by popular culture in the construction and circulation of our social realities.

URL: English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $27,151

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

Careers: Managers in Publishing,Editors

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75 to 78
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 

Applicants are required to have at least six Grade 12 U/M level courses, including: ENG4U. SBI4U is recommended for students planning to enter a Cognitive Science of Language program.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 176, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86