Department of English Undergraduate Program

The Department of English offers the widest array of choice in an undergraduate program in this discipline in Australia, especially coordinated to allow you to pursue your own interests in a carefully graduated manner. With us you may complete a major or minor in English, or a minor in Australian Literature, and if you wish to pursue your interests still further you may proceed to a fourth year of Honours in English Literature or combine your Bachelor of Arts degree with the new Bachelor of Advanced Studies.

Our areas of specialisation include:

Old and Middle English (800-1500, approx.)
Early Modern (1500-1750)
Eighteenth Century and Romantic (1750-1837)
Victorian (1837- 1901)
20th and 21st Century
Australian, American, or British literatures
Literary theory
Global Literatures in English
Cultural, gender, postcolonial and American studies
Film and multimedia
Linguistics and language studies
Creative Writing

Structuring Your Study

Under the new degree requirements, which apply to students enrolling in 2018 (and to students who enrolled in 2017, if they wish to switch to the new curriculum) a Major in English comprises two 1000-level English units, two 2000-level English units, and four 3000-level English units. One of the 3000-level units must be an Interdisciplinary Project unit. A Minor in English comprises two 1000-level English units, two 2000-level English units, and two 3000-level English units. (An Interdisciplinary Project unit is not required for a Minor.)

Under the previous degree requirements, which apply to students enrolling in 2017 or earlier (except for students who enrolled in 2017 and who wish to switch to the new curriculum), a Major in English requires at least six senior (i.e. 2000-level or 3000-level) English units. At least one of these units must be at 3000-level.

Please see below for more detailed information relevant to you, depending on which of the three categories you fall under:

 I am continuing in my current degree I would like to move to the new curriculum