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English Literature degrees in Australia

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (English Literature) Bachelor Degree

University of Southern Queensland Australia

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Study a English Literature degree in Australia in 2024

English literature as an academic subject studies literature that have been written in the English language. This will encompass texts from many different periods of history, and also texts that have been written with a variety of purposes, such as poetry, sonnets and novels, among others. Through your degree you will gain the skills and knowledge to interpret and analyse many different types of literature.

Graduates of a degree in English literature will have a wide range of career opportunities available to them. The skills gained throughout your degree will be transferable and applicable in a range of professional fields. Some careers you might consider include journalism, archiving, publishing, writing and content production.

Your degree will be delivered through a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as group projects. Depending on your course, you may also have the opportunity to take part in a work placement. Modules you study could include:

  • Language and Linguistics Analysis
  • Writing through History
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Writing
  • Identities in Literature

Study in Australia

Famous for surfing, sunshine and beaches, Australia has so much to offer to international students. The country's rich culture and history makes it a incredibly diverse country, and one that is welcoming and warm towards the international community. Australia has long been seen as a global leader in higher education, and places emphasis on delivering world-class education to both domestic and international students. The Group of Eight Universities is a prestigious group of universities that focus on providing internationally renowned faculty and research facilities across Australian higher education.

See our detailed guide to studying in Australia for international students.

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