English & Professional Writing

English & Professional Writing

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

About English & Professional Writing

English & Professional Writing is a single degree program blending both fields of study: English keeps open the possibility of graduate work in English, while Professional Writing gives students the practical skills for professional writing work.  

The only dual qualification program of its kind in Canada.  

This degree option provides a great range of practical skills in addition to theoretical and critical scholarship. Our courses bring the community into the classroom through various practical activities, such as writing web content, podcasting, editing and publishing materials and working with community organizations.

What you’ll learn 

  • Professional writing techniques
  • Introduction to literary study and literary criticism
  • Digital writing
  • Editing & publishing

Hands-on experiences 

  • Book and Bookmaking
  • Digital Authoring
  • Periodical Publishing and Writing 
  • Organizational/Business Writing


Contact us at goyork@yorku.ca 

Program Details

Offered by

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Offered at

  • Keele Campus

Degrees offered


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Experiential Education

Co-op or internship

Fall entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Winter entry

Yes (first and upper year)

Summer entry

Yes (first and upper year)