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O que eu aprenderei?

The Centre for Comparative Literature offers Doctor of Philosophy degree program to students qualified to pursue literary studies involving several languages. Students pursue research across languages and national literatures, and theoretical issues that cross traditional disciplines.

Program Requirements

A student with an MA in Comparative Literature or its equivalent must take at least 4.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs), of which a minimum of 2.0 FCEs must be COL courses. A student who has an MA in a humanities discipline involving literary studies, especially specific language and literature programs, may be required to take more courses. The actual number of courses required for the PhD will be established at the time of admission through consultation with the Director/Coordinator of Graduate Studies.

Students may pursue independent research for credit equivalent to 0.5 FCE at the PhD level, under the direction of an advisor approved by the centre.

Students define the scope and approach of their plan of study in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator and other faculty. During the first two years of the program, students complete coursework, language requirements, and prepare for the field examination. Coursework must be completed within the first two years of the PhD program. Students constitute a field examination/ supervisory committee and submit a dissertation proposal no later than the end of Year 2 of PhD study. The field examination is taken ideally no later than the end of the first session of Year 3.

Students must demonstrate an ability to work at the graduate level in two languages and literatures other than English. An adequate reading knowledge of a third language other than English must be demonstrated before taking the field examination. For this last requirement, it is possible to substitute competency in a non-literary discipline. The centre reserves the right to determine whether a student has met this requirement. Typically, it will be two graduate half courses. Certification of graduate-level competence and reading knowledge in languages is given to all students who qualify.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Opções de estudo

Período integral (4 anos)

CAD$6.210,00 (R$ 25.399) por ano
Data de início

Setembro 2021


University of Toronto

St. George Campus,

27 King's College Circle,


Ontario (ON),

M5S 1A1, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Applicants must have an appropriate master's degree, or its equivalent, with an average of at least B+ or demonstrated comparable research competence. Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL Paper-based Test Overall Score: 580, TWE: 4; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 85, with no part score below 80; Cambridge English Proficiency/Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 76 (with at least 22 in each component and 32 in the writing component).

Para estudantes internacionais

An appropriate master's degree with an average grade of at least A–. Normally, the master's degree will be in comparative literature; however, students with a master's degree in a humanities discipline involving literary studies, especially specific language and literature programs, will also be considered. Demonstrated ability to do advanced research in two languages and literatures other than English.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): The minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5, with no band below 6.0.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): The minimum scores required for the different TOEFL tests are:

Internet-based Test:

Minimum Requirement: total score of 100 + 22 on Writing

Discretionary Range: total score 89-99 +19 - 21 on Writing

Cambridge Assessment English C1: Advanced or C2: Proficiency: A minimum overall score of 180, with at least 170 in each component.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): The minimum score required to meet our English facility requirement is an overall score of 70 and no part below 60.

Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): The minimum requirement is a total score of 4.5, and no part below 4.

The application deadline is December 15th, with all original transcripts and letters of reference needing to be received no later than January 15th.

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.