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Athabasca University

48 months
19302 CAD/year
7482 CAD/year
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The English program at Athabasca University explores a wide range of literary works from diverse genres, countries and historical periods.


The Bachelor of Arts in English at Athabasca University strengthens critical and creative thinking through a broad range of social, political and cultural studies.

The courses span a wide range of topics from literary theory to creative writing, and from children’s and world literature to drama. The program has a focus on Canadian literature, and it also includes optional individualized reading and research courses.


  • Writer, Technical Playwright, Novelist, Poet
  • Journalist
  • Editor
  • Publisher
  • Proofreader
  • Copywriter
  • Film/Television Producer
  • Civil/Foreign Service Officer
  • Project Manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Prose Forms
  • Poetry and Plays
  • Introductory Composition
  • Literature for Children
  • The Literature of Work
  • World Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Undergraduate courses start the first day of each month, but you must register and pay your fees by the 10th of the previous month to begin on the first.


90 alternative credits

90 or 120 credits option



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal admission requirements for either the 3-year or the 4-year program. All you need is to be 16 or older. You can enrol anytime and start right away, regardless of your previous education.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19302 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 77210 CAD for the full programme during 48 months.
  • National

    7482 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29930 CAD for the full programme during 48 months.

90 credits fees:

  • Permanent Residents of Alberta - $23,947.5/full
  • Students Living Outside Canada - $59,407.50/full



Students with disabilities may access traditional sources for student funding such as Student Loan and Bursary Programs.

Awards for Undergraduate, Graduate or Doctoral Programs:

These are monetary awards, usually based on academic excellence coupled with other criteria including, but not limited to, career pursuits, volunteer activity, and active community participation. Some awards also take financial need into account. For information regarding the available sums of money, please visit the website.

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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