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DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY - [DAL], HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - PROGRAMS

Halifax, Nova ScotiaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1818Established Year
  19000Enrollment

Master of Arts [M.A] (English)

 1 year
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University

$ 13,306 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Dalhousie University offers a Master of Arts in English for a duration of 1 year.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on both a full-time and a part-time basis.
  • The graduate program is small and selected that the university takes admission of only 15 MA students per year.
  • The MA in English is designed to be completed in one calendar year (September to August) and the majority of the students receive scholarship funding and a teaching assistant position.
  • Students have to complete six half-year graduate seminars i.e. 3 in the Fall semester and 3 in the Winter semester, as well as successfully pass a non-credit seminar in professionalization team-taught by faculty.
  • Students have to attend seminars and the seminars are collegial and students preparing for qualifying examinations or writing theses can have close contact with supervisors.
  • Dalhousie’s program is one of the few in Canada that requires students to write a 10,000-12,000 word thesis with a thesis supervisor.
  • Students are also required to undertake the Thesis Prospectus course that prepares students to complete the thesis project from May to August.
  • All MA students are given the opportunity to work as Teaching Assistants in the Department.
  • Students will develop skills and experience in teaching, writing, research, communications, and inter-professional collaboration, which are assets on the job market and essential for professional degrees and competitive PhD programs.
  • Part-time MA students complete the degree over 3 years and are eligible to apply for teaching assistant positions.
  • The department of English provides the opportunity to participate in experiential courses in creative writing, tutoring, and editing. It also provides the opportunity to study with internationally recognized scholars and writers.
  • The average salary goes up to 49,000 USD after completion of the program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration1 year
Fees$ 14,318 for 1 year
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 09)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
ExamsGRE
Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University
Program Urlhttps://www.dal.ca/academics/programs/graduate/english/program-details.html

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students should have completed a 4-year bachelor's degree from a recognized university.
  • A minimum GPA of at least 3.7/4.33 (A- grade) in the last 60 credit hours of study is required to be eligible for the program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a 3-year UG degree with a first-class from a NAAC-accredited institution.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 09


Scores Required

92 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

300 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE

65 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fees$13306
Books fees$1012
Total fees$14318

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food$ 8,171

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Killam Predoctoral Scholarships Variable Yes N/A
A.S. Mowat Prize Scholarship at Dalhousie University $1,084 Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students are required to get a study visa to study in Canada.
  • They may also need a Temporary Resident VISA (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and it is valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Dalhousie acceptance letter
    • Valid passport
    • Financial Evidence
    • A letter from their sponsoring agency 
    • Documents showing strong ties to their home country

Work Study

Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada.

  • On-Campus Work: Students enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus. Students can work no more than 10-15 hours per week.
  • Off-Campus Work: Students who are continually enrolled full time at Dalhousie University are eligible to work off-campus. Students can work 20 hours a week or full time during a scheduled break.
  • Co-Op Work Visa: If students are required to work as an integral part of the studies or enrolled in a co-op program, they may be permitted to work off-campus full time. Students will need a co-op work visa.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Digital copywriter
  • Editorial assistant
  • English as a foreign language teacher
  • Lexicographer
  • Magazine journalist
  • Newspaper journalist
  • Publishing copy-editor
  • Secondary school teacher



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