B.A. On Campus


Mount Saint Vincent University

36 months
19534 CAD/module
8415 CAD/module
Tuition fee
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English is not just a language we speak; it is an art form, a history, and an expression of thought and being. By studying English at Mount Saint Vincent University  you gain a comprehensive understanding of its language and literature, while exploring its connection to other areas of study and everyday life. 

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Through developing invaluable skills in critical reading, writing, analysis, and research, you become more flexible and creative in your thinking as well as improving your abilities as a communicator — abilities that are an asset for any future career.

Program Options

Students in English at Mount Saint Vincent University  can enroll in an Honours degree or certificate, Major, Combined Major, Concentration, Minor in English Literature, or the Writing Minor. Any Mount undergraduate student can take individual courses as electives, and many of our courses are relevant to students interested in Cultural Studies and Women’s Studies. 

  • Honours degree — students interested in pursuing further education after their degree or in conducting independent research can explore our honours program. In the full-year course for honours students, you’ll produce a substantial thesis — a year-long independent research project — a unique opportunity among Halifax universities. 
  • Writing Minor — regardless of where your path may take you, writing effectively is an essential skill for success. The Mount’s Writing Minor is a distinctive program in our region; courses focus on the theory and practice of writing, researching, editing, publishing across genres, and various types of written communication.
  • BA Internship — the Mount has recently introduced a new internship program enabling you to apply your education in a workplace setting. You’ll develop valuable work experience in corporate, government, or non-profit sectors, while exploring career options.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • The Writing Process: Theory and Practice
  • Shakespeare
  • Contemporary Film 
  • History of Writing, Reading, and the Book
  • Tricksters, Liars, and Sophists: The History of Rhetoric
  • Poetry 
  • Short Fiction 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


15 alternative credits

15 or 20 units depending on chosen option

The term used for the Mount’s credit system. 0.5 unit is the equivalent to three semester hours of credit and 1.0 unit is equivalent to six semester hours of credit.


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students wishing to do an honours degree must apply in writing to the departmental Honours Coordinator. Application may be made after successful completion of 10.0 units of study. Minimum requirements for honours program entry are an average GPA of 3.0 in courses and the agreement of a faculty member to supervise the thesis. Approval of the department is necessary for a student to be accepted into the honours program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19534 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19534 CAD per module during 36 months.
  • National

    8415 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8415 CAD per module during 36 months.
  • Nat: (10 courses) $8,415 – $8,833
  • Int: (10 courses) $19,534- $19,951

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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