Commencing semesters, 2019

Semester 1

Program level


Program code



Humanities and Social Sciences


School of Communication and Arts


St Lucia

Delivery mode


Course List

View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the English Literature field of study.


Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Phone: 07 3365 1333

International students

International Student Advisor


Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

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Why study English Literature?

The Honours program in English Literature enables students to consolidate and develop the knowledge of the discipline and the analytic skills already acquired during three years of undergraduate study. The main benefits to students of the program: The development of a deeper knowledge of the discipline than it is possible to attain in the course of a pass degree; The development of such employable skills as research and project management; The opportunity to work one-on-one with a specialist supervisor in the production of a piece of in-depth research (the thesis), and to study in small intensively run seminars; An honours degree is necessary for entry into a postgraduate research program in Australia. Achievement of Honours I or Honours IIA allows direct entry into a PhD program.

What you can study

The honours cohort works together in small directed seminars, further honing spoken and written skills, and each student works closely with a supervisor to plan, research, and produce a sustained piece of original research in an area of their choosing. The Honours qualification is recognised by employers as evidence of the ability to create and complete a complex project, and to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines. The skills are readily transferable since someone who has successfully completed a thesis is ably qualified to analyse as well as to undertake complex research, and to compose well-structured clear reports.


View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the English Literature field of study.

What it costs

Please view the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) for information on key dates and how to apply.