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English and Literacy

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Expand your English and Literacy knowledge by engaging imaginatively and critically with classic and contemporary literature.

In this study area you will have the opportunity to learn how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have contributed to Australian society and to contemporary literature. You can learn about literary heritage and the distinctive ways of representing and communicating knowledge, traditions and experience. 

You can be introduced to creative writing and narrative through the art and techniques of short-form narrative prose fiction as well as concepts and strategies that will enhance your ability to revise and edit your work. 

Highlights

1 in Queensland for English language and literature

QS World University Rankings 2020

23 in the world for education

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • English teacher
  • Literacy and numeracy coach
  • English as an additional language teacher
  • Primary school teacher
  • Curriculum planner
  • Community education officer

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Literary Classics: Texts and Traditions
  • Contemporary Australia
  • Contemporary Literature: Reading & Writing
  • The Secret Life of Language: Words and Sentences

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