Thompson Rivers University

Bachelor of Arts, Major in English

About Program

Focus on the study and analysis of literature, both contemporary and classical. Sharpen your writing, composition, and public speaking abilities. With your passion for the written word, and curiosity of humanity’s vast literary expression, deepen your own understanding of the English language. An English major is among the most popular and well–established pathways through higher education.
Immerse yourself in the words of past poets or present-day thinkers. With every new page, imagine and reflect on lives different from your own, and challenge your assumptions from new and unexpected perspectives.
In a curriculum that spans time and traverses the globe, you will study literary conventions, genres, traditions, and the functions of literature in many forms, which could include Indigenous knowledge and ways.
Why pursue a Bachelor of Arts, English Major?
An English degree could be your passport to a career as an writer, editor, journalist, educator or any number of exciting occupations that bank on your use of the written and spoken word. In fact, professions that require these skills can cover a lot of ground. The competence you’ll gain will apply in a wide range of business, educational and professional settings.
Expansive Choice:
The study of literature—including stories, films, poems, graphic novels and digital content—animates our experience of diverse cultures, identities and time periods. You’ll graduate with superior writing proficiency, ready to enhance the cultural landscape and advance the art of communication in various forms and industries.
Majoring in English is exceptional preparation for just about any profession. Graduates pursue the following careers:

Marketing Manager
Public Relations Manager
Technical Writer
Publications Specialist
Sign Language Interpreter
Television and Radio Reporter
Film, Television, or Journalism Broadcaster
Copy Writer / Editor

You can also leverage your solid research, critical thinking and writing skills acquired as part of your degree into other careers. Graduates find added pathways in education, tourism, publishing, market research, logistics and more.
Laddering options:

Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning
Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies
Master of Education (MEd)

Entry Requirements

  • English Language Proficiency
    • TOEFL : 88 (with no section below 20)
    • IELTS : 6.5 (with no bands below 6.0)
  • Academic Score/Qualifications
    • High School (require high school graduation or equivalent)


Common documents
Academic Transcript
High School Certificate
Required for final assessment of the Institution
English Proficiency Certificate

Education Level

Bachelor Degree (S1)

Study Area

Languange and Literatures

Study Duration

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition Fee

AUD 18,355/year

Intake Submission deadline
Sep 2023 -
Jan 2024 -
May 2024 -
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Unique Selling Point

Conditional admissions available

TOEFL, IELTS, and Cambridge exams accepted but not required

Combined ESL and academic studies

Transfer to full-time academic study after ESL

Personal counselling

Homestay, residence, or apartment housing

Admissions and registration assistance

Academic advising and program planning

Medical services on campus

Employment services assistance

Social activities

Annual tuition fee start from

CAD 2,249



Main Campus: Kamloops

Main Campus: Kamloops

805 TRU Way, Kamloops, BC, Canada V2C 0C8


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