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Bachelor of Arts - English and Literary Studies

36 months
34200 AUD/year
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The Bachelor of Arts - English and Literary Studies from The University of Western Australia gives you a unique opportunity to develop your reading, writing and thinking skills through the study of literature, film and television, and through producing your own creative writing. 


This is a diverse and vibrant major that gives students the opportunity to tailor their learning according to their interests and career pathway, from creative writing and performance studies, to the rich history of the western literary tradition. Our units look at the rich history of the western literary tradition: Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf; writers who have done much to shape the way we live imaginatively in the world today.  

The Bachelor of Arts - English and Literary Studies from The University of Western Australia also offers units that look at the exciting ways in which literature works in the newly globalised world. Other important elements of the major are creative writing, where students produce their own creative work; screen and performance studies, which examine texts in media not confined to the written page; and the study of everyday life (gender, race, class) as it is mediated textually and imaginatively. 

Career Pathways

English and Literary Studies graduates are highly successful in obtaining careers from teaching to management, journalism to advertising and the public service, and in all aspects of cultural life. Many proceed from studies in English to specialised training in professions such as law, medicine, psychology, librarianship, education, publishing, journalism, industrial relations or theatre and media work.

Programme Structure

You'll learn to

  • interpret texts produced in varied cultural and historical contexts, with sensitivity to the generic dimensions, intertextual significance, and formal qualities of those texts
  • research, evaluate and make use of critical scholarship
  • clearly express ideas, examples and arguments in appropriate written and oral forms 
  • deploy skills of critical analysis and independent critical reasoning 
  • work effectively as a member of a collaborative group

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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144 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 003005D

  • Canadian Matriculation (except Quebec)


  • Chinese Gao Kao 


  • Chinese Unified Examinations (UEC)


  • French Baccalauréat


  • GCE or Cambridge Advanced-level Examinations


  • German Abitur


  • Indian School Certificate (CISCE)


  • International Baccalaureate


Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 102600 AUD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National Commonwealth supported students: $8,825.24


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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