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

In this specialisation, experts from Australia’s leading university in research and teaching of languages will equip you with critical language learning approaches and an in-depth understanding of the practical application of those approaches. You will be taught by English language specialists, linguists and experts in oral, dramatic and textual arts.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Understand the fine detail of the structure of English
  2. Understand key differences in texts across a range of registers and genres.
  3.  Analyse the meanings of words
  4. Use theoretical approaches and methodologies for critical thinking about texts.
  5. Conduct research on a topic related to the English language, and to write an essay on their research outcomes.
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

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

Code Title Units
LING6020 The Structure of English 6

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
LING6001 Introduction to the Study of Language 6
LING6008 Semantics 6
LING6522 Seminar on Semantics 6
LING6529 The History of the English Language 6

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
CLAS6001 Traditional Grammar 6
COMP8705 Communication for Computing Professionals II 6
ENGL6037 Creative Writing 6
ENGL6026 Creative Writing 3 Advanced Fiction 6
ENGN8150 Professional Communication I 6
ENGN8160 Professional Communication II 6
ESEN6101 Extended University English 6
HIST8011 Writing Biography 6
HUMN6001 Digital Humanities: Theories and Projects 6
HUMN8026 Writing in the Public Sphere 6
INTR8065 Writing International Relations 6
LING8026 Understanding Qualitative Research & Writing in Language Studies 6
MGMT7001 Business Communication 6
POGO8037 Writing Public Policy 6
SCOM8014 Communicating Science with the Public 6
SCOM8015 Speaking of Science 6
  GRAD 7910: Intro to Writing for Govt
  GRAD 7911: Intermediate Writing for Govt
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