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Major

English Literature

Diploma in Arts

Develop your enjoyment of reading and refine your analytical skills by examining some of the world's major English-language novels and works.

Discover the different ways that people from different times have lived, thought, argued, felt and imagined.

Take your love of literature into work in education, government and arts administration, arts policy, communications, festivals and marketing.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for English language and literature

QS World University Rankings 2020

48 in the world for English language and literature

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:

  • Librarian
  • English lecturer
  • Cultural coordinator
  • Arts administrator

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 Literature: Reading & Writing
  • Thinking about Literature: Criticism and Theory
  • Gothic Fiction

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