• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code ENGH-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate

Experts from Australia’s national university will equip you with in-depth knowledge of the history, development and transformation of literature in a range of cultural and historical contexts, and across a variety of genres including poetry, novels, short stories and plays. You will be taught by specialists whose enthusiasm and expertise in literature, drama and creative writing extends from the early modern period to the present day. Whether you teach, write, perform or just love reading literature, the MA in English will enhance your knowledge and develop your skills in interpreting complex texts and writing and speaking about them in persuasive and engaging ways.

Graduates of English establish careers in government policy, education, the media, journalism, creative arts, and publishing.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Read closely and understand a range of authors, major works and genres in several important fields of literary studies in English;
  2. Research and understand the diverse historical and cultural contexts in which literature has been written and shaped, and communicate that knowledge in a clear and engaging way in written and spoken forms;
  3. Analyse and critically evaluate the influence of a range of intellectual developments on the theory and practice of the discipline of literary studies; and
  4. Design and undertake with increasing independence a research project that synthesises original analysis with the use of critical approaches and scholarly debates to produce a sophisticated and extended argument.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ENGL8018 Re-making Literature: Topics in Reading and Analysing Genre 12
ENGL8019 Reading Context: Topics in Production and Reception of Texts 12
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