Program snapshot

Top 7 reasons to study English at Dal:

  1. Community: We hold Scrabble nights, Teatime Tuesdays, poetry and fiction contests, an honours conference and publish an undergraduate journal.
  2. Award-winning teaching: Faculty regularly win awards for the quality of their teaching.
  3. Small class sizes: Upper-level courses are close and friendly.
  4. As you like it: Choice and flexibility from our course offerings.
  5. Great combinations: Combine your studies with Creative Writing, Journalism, Contemporary Studies (King’s) and more.
  6. Active research: Faculty engaged in internationally recognized research across all literary fields.
  7. Artistic connections: Be a part of Halifax’s large, lively and accessible arts community.

What will I learn?


English courses explore a broad range of ideas and art: fraud, medieval romance, the history of copyright, health, hockey, and nationalism.

What can I do?


Dalhousie English graduates are creative, adaptable and culturally aware. English graduate Ava Czapalay founded her own company.