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English, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Abbotsford, Canada
UFV offers four English major options within its Bachelor of Arts: in addition to the traditional English major in English Literature, the major is available with a concentration in Creative Writing, Drama, or Writing and Rhetoric. UFV also offers honours programs in both English and Creative Writing, and minor and extended minor in English and Creative Writing.
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Select from a wide range of courses in English, Canadian, American, and world literature. Take advanced courses in cultural studies, genre theory, composition, rhetoric, creative writing, linguistics, and literary theory.

To gain writing and editing experience while you study, join the editorial board of Louden Singletree, UFV's student-run literary and visual arts magazine. Or become a contributor to the Cascade, UFV's student newspaper. Or become a peer tutor, research writer, or social media guru for the Academic Success Centre. Or take advantage of optional paid work placements with the UFV Co-operative Education program to graduate with work experience and references for other employment or graduate school.

When you graduate, you have become an expert communicator, ready to take on a leadership role in today’s workforce. UFV's English program is also excellent preparation for graduate school, UFV's Teacher Education Program, and the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certificate.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamental-Level English
  • Intermediate English
  • Advanced English
  • Technical and Professional English

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    142 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 142 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    142 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 142 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Abbotsford

  • 1240 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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