English Studies

Master of English Studies
Graduate Diploma in English Studies
Graduate Certificate in English Studies


Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in English Studies must complete 24 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in English Studies must complete 48 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study and 24 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Master of English Studies must complete 72 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study, 42 credit points of elective units of study and 6 credit points of capstone unit of study.

Recognition of prior learning
Waivers and reductions in the volume of learning may be granted to Masters students in recognition of prior learning (ie completion of a major or honours in the subject area). Please speak with the Faculty if this applies to you.

Core units of study

Semester 1
ENGL6101 Approaches to Genre
ENGL6102 Approaches to Critical Reading

Semester 2
ENGL6100 Approaches to Literary History
ENGL6103 Approaches to Global English Literatures

Elective Units of Study

Semester 1
ENGL6041 Old English Texts
ENGL6105 Poetry of Meditation
ENGL6106 The Idea of the South
ENGL6107 Sentiment and Sensation
ENGL6114 Language and Subject
ENGL6115 Reading Suburbia
ENGL6116 Life & Literature in the Age of Chaucer
ENGL6937 Major Movements in Contemporary Prose
ENGL6938 Literature and Desire
ENGL6944 Writers at Work: Poetry
GCST6905 Gender in Cultural Theory

Semester 2
ENGL6040 Introduction to Old English
ENGL6108 Modern Australian Poetry and Poetics
ENGL6110 The 18th Century Novel: Theory & Example
ENGL6111 History Writing in English, 1500-1900
ENGL6113 American Romance
ENGL6936 Writers at Work: Fiction
ENGL6945 Major Movements in Contemporary Poetry
ENGL6960 The Cold War
ENGL6969 Writers at Work: Screenwriters
ENGL6991 Aust Lit and the Canonical Imaginary

Winter School (you will need to apply directly to Winter School)
ENGL6970 Magazines and Australian Print Culture

Capstone Units of Study

Masters students must complete either (ENGL6929 and ENGL6930) or ENGL6935. Students completing the Dissertation can count ENGL6929 towards their elective.

Available in semesters 1 and 2
ENGL6929 Dissertation Part 1
ENGL6930 Dissertation Part 2
or
ENGL6935 Research Essay