English

EnglishWhy study English?

If you are an undergraduate student with a strong academic record, Honours in English gives you the opportunity to pursue a year-long program of study (two years part-time) which combines specialized coursework studies and a research long essay on a topic you choose for yourself.  You can also elect to undertake a combined Honours year and gain expertise in two areas of study for a broad-ranging qualification.  Complete the Honours program with a high overall grade to qualify for entry into the Masters by Research program, or, in cases of high achievement, direct entry into the PhD program. The Honours degree benefits applicants in many areas of employment. 

Career opportunities

Teaching, creative writing, publishing, public relations, radio and television, research, arts administration, advertising, marketing, public service.

Course information

Local students

Structure

Coursework

Three coursework subjects (60 credit points).

A thesis (12 000-15 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to apply for the honours year you are expected to have completed at least 130 credit points of English subjects including third year honours seminar ENGHSA, with a 70% or better in English subjects and 75% of better in ENGHSA.

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

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International students

Structure

Coursework

Three coursework subjects (60 credit points).

A thesis (12 000-15 000 words)

The writing of a thesis, carried out under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis is designed to test your potential to conduct individual academic research, and conceive and carry out a research plan, to analyse and interpret data, to construct arguments, and produce a substantial piece of work.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to apply for the honours year you are expected to have completed at least 130 credit points of English subjects including third year honours seminar ENGHSA, with a 70% or better in English subjects and 75% of better in ENGHSA.

How to apply

Discuss ideas for a thesis topic with your lecturers and tutors, secure the agreement of a supervisor and then apply online.

Apply Now

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