An English and writing major focusses on literature from various periods and languages, providing students with the tools to unlock their creative writing.

Bachelor of Arts

English and Writing

STUDY English and Writing AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE

When you major in English and Writing in either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice, you can focus your studies on your chosen stream:

  • Literary studies
  • Creative writing
  • Or a combination of the two.

A wide range of elective courses explore the general area of English Literature in the context of individual authors, genres, historical periods and themes and aim to equip students with a developed, critical understanding of literary texts in the light of their cultural and historical contexts.

In addition, the major includes the option of a Creative Writing strand that begins in the first year with ENGL1201 Creative Reading and Writing. Practice-based and focused on developing students' own writing competence, this strand continues throughout the degree.

ALTERNATIVE STUDY PATHWAYS

TEACH ENGLISH IN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

ENGL courses are open to UON students in other programs. This includes those who are interested in pursuing an undergraduate teaching degree:

POSTGRADUATE STUDY

At UON, you can choose from diverse English and Writing postgraduate study options that will best suit your needs.

  • Postgraduate Teaching Degrees - If you are interested in education, you may major in this area in preparation for a Masters in Teaching. UON GradSchool
  • English and Creative Writing PhD or Research Masters - You may also proceed to gain an Honours qualification, or undertake postgraduate research study in literature and/or creative writing. LEARN MORE