Explore a wide range of literary, theoretical, dramatic, and other texts, from the Renaissance to the present day, and develop your capacity for reflection and analysis.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
In this course you’ll develop your skills in becoming an insightful thinker, an observant reader and an imaginative writer. You will explore a wide range of literary, theoretical, dramatic, and other texts, from the Renaissance to the present day, and develop your capacity for reflection and analysis.
You will learn to write in a range of literary and related genres and learn to think critically and creatively, apply knowledge and information, and communicate effectively. These are professional skills that are critical across a range of industries.
In English and Creative Writing, your core units will include ‘Writing and Creativity’ and ‘Turning Points in Literature’, and you can choose electives and areas of interest, such as ‘Shakespeare’ and ‘Sonnet to Song: Understanding Poetry’. Other popular units include ‘Telling True Stories’ and ‘Popular Literature and Science Fiction’.
You can expand your knowledge and skills even further by combining this course with another major such as History, Philosophy, Theatre and Drama, Law, Business and Society, Screen Production or Web Communication.
When you graduate you could become an author or editor and will be well prepared for employment in advertising, design, teaching, public administration, journalism, publishing, computer arts, and many fields of business.
- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Arts
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English and Creative Writing
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
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There may be a reduction in choice of units if completing this course in the external mode.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
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