Bachelor of Arts (English Literature)
Let the Bachelor of Arts (English Literature) foster your passion and develop your skills in forming critical arguments, conducting research, and documenting evidence. This major will encourage you to be analytical and to develop a clear and expressive writing style in a range of modes.
You will examine both the great texts and innovative and contemporary works of poetry, prose, drama, film, new media and critical essays while learning skills in analysis, critical thinking and developing high-level communication skills.
An enjoyment and appreciation of literature will give you the ability to develop this into an interest in books and reading as you move away from your studies and into your life. It will give you the confidence to approach and tackle new forms of books and writing.
This major will open up a career in teaching (with further study), librarianship, publishing, editing, media, social commentary or the public service. It will also provide you with skills in communication, critical and creative thinking, and cross-cultural understanding that will allow you to move into the millions of new jobs which don’t exist yet. The world is changing and a Literature major will equip you with the capacity to change with it. No limits: become a citizen of the world.
Other majors for the Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology, Archaeology, Anthropology and Archaeology Extended, Contemporary International Studies Extended, Contemporary Media Studies, Creative and Critical Writing, English Literature Extended, History, History Extended, Indigenous Studies, International Relations, Journalism Studies, Journalism Extended, Language and Culture (German and Mandarin Chinese), Legal Studies, Public Relations Studies and Social Justice Studies.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|plus 2 x 8-unit major
|plus 1 x 4-unit minor or 4 x approved courses
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 6344|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 18560|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.