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Welcome to graduate studies in English at the University of Waterloo.

Graduate study in English at Waterloo is unique. It is the only department in North America in which the study of literature is combined with the great, ancient tradition of rhetoric and the blossoming of new, radical perspectives at the onset of the digital revolution.

Our faculty cover all periods of British, American and Canadian, and Postcolonial literatures, combining close historical study with the most advanced theoretical tools. The department is also home to a wide range of teaching and research in literature, rhetoric, writing, professional communication, and the creative and experimental use of digital media.

At Waterloo, these fields are not separate. They are integrated in the research of our faculty and graduates.

*Important information for International Applicants*  

 While the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo deeply values the contributions of international students in our graduate programs, we can only accept a small percentage of these students. This constraint is entirely based on University and government budget models, making it financially unfeasible to accommodate a larger cohort of international students. We would like to ensure that you are aware of this constraint before you proceed with your application.

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