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The MA in English Studies includes a stream (option Stage) for students interested in doing an internship.

The stage is open each year to a cohort of 12 graduate students who benefit from the coaching of a professional supervisor. The stage provides the opportunity to learn new skills, refine your career choices and facilitate professional integration. It benefits those aspiring to work in professional environments where a deeper knowledge of English literatures and cultures is an asset.

In choosing a stage, students can opt for various sectors:

  • Publishing
  • College-level teaching (CEGEP)
  • Cultural and literary festivals
  • Public relations, etc.

The stage totals 21 credits, distributed as follow:

Available to all MA in English Studies students, the course ANG 6897 - Former des lecteurs (3 credits) can also be of interest to those wishing to gain better comprehension of college-level English and English literature teaching.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the admission requirements for the stage option?

Admissions requirements for the MA in English program are the same for every stream. All students are registered in the MA without thesis in the 1st instance.

What is the MA in English structure?

See the program structure and the different courses associated with the streams.

Why is the enrolment limited for the stage stream?

As opposed to the thesis or travail dirigé streams, the stage is limited to 12 students per year to make sure everyone has access to a professional supervisor. Stage requests must be submitted to the Comité des études supérieures before the end of the 2nd term.

Will the stage affect my admissibility to the PhD program?

The stage stream normally does not lead to the PhD program. The thesis or travail dirigé stream is the normal prerequisite for doctoral studies.

Must I write a thesis in the stage stream?

No. The stage concludes with an internship report.

Will the stage ensure a college teaching position?

The Department does not provide work placement services to students. Nevertheless, a solid disciplinary training program along with a college teaching experience obtained via practical activities greatly enhance any job application.