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Gain a deeper insight into the English-speaking world and English-language culture.

English is the medium of communication, business and entertainment for millions of people around the world. From witty plays and elegant films to songs and novels, it allows people to formulate and convey their particular vision of the world and their often urgent need to celebrate or improve it.

Explore examples of English at work in different circumstances by combining courses from English literature, writing, poetry, media, film and television studies and the Internet.

You'll learn to examine familiar ideas from new perspectives, to approach unfamiliar ideas with intelligence, and to research, write and communicate your own ideas with confidence.

Graduates typically work in education as school teachers, heads of department, education advisors and student mentors.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for English language and literature

QS World University Rankings 2021

50 in the world for English language and literature

QS World University Rankings 2021

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
  • English as an additional language teacher
  • Curriculum leader
  • Education adviser
  • English lecturer

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Contemporary Literature: Reading & Writing
  • World Literature
  • Introduction to Film & Television Studies
  • Writing: Grammar, Syntax, and Style

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