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Bachelor of Arts (English Literature)

Bachelor of Arts (English Literature) (BART)

Entry requirements
ATAR 58.00
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, May, Sep

Overview

  • The English Literature major fosters your passion for great writing and develops valuable skills in forming critical arguments, conducting research and documenting evidence. 
  • Study in this area encourages you to be analytical and to develop a clear and expressive writing style in a range of modes. 
  • Explore the great works of literature as well as innovative and contemporary works of poetry, prose, drama, film, new media and critical essays.
  • Prepare yourself for the jobs of a changing world by building skills in forming critical arguments, developing cross-cultural understanding, and applying a clear and expressive writing style.

Further study

If you have completed a Bachelor of Arts, you can enhance your professional skills by choosing specialised study in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or Master of Research.

Career outcomes

  • This major will open up a career in teaching (with further study), librarianship, publishing, editing and content management, writing, media and social media, social commentary or the public service. 

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 58.00 54.95
Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C) 

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

UniSQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average Ranks for this degrees' from the previous year.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP).

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units.

Option 1
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
 SEED-electives 0-4 
1 x 8-unit major 8
A second 8-unit major 
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x electives (depending on
number of SEED-electives completed) 
8
Total 24
Option 2
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
1 x 12-unit extended major 12
1 x 8-unit major 
or 2 x 4-unit minors
or 1 x 4-unit minor plus 4 x SEED-electives or
other elective courses
8
Total 24

Refer to the for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.  

Double degrees

You may like to study the Bachelor of Arts as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 16363
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 25040

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from .

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with UniSQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to UniSQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
Online 909405
Springfield 929441
Toowoomba 909441

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

If you are applying via QTAC, please check our application closing dates.

Apply directly to UniSQ

You may be able to if you:

  • are a current or previous UniSQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 20 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 10 February Monday 3 February  Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May
Trimester 2, 2025 Monday 26 May Monday 19 May Monday 26 May  Friday 22 August
Trimester 3, 2025 Monday 8 September Monday 1 September Monday 8 September Friday 5 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

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What is a Bachelor of English Literature degree?

A degree in English literature enables you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a great writer and gain transferrable skills that will support your success in a variety of roles and setting:

  • Critical analysis and expression – The skill of forming critical arguments can be used in contexts such as literature, data, research findings.
  • Attention to detail – During your studies you will be conducting research and documenting evidence. This skill will hone your eye for detail which is necessary for many careers.
  • Analysis– By enhancing your analytics abilities you will be able to develop clear and expressive writing styles in a range of modes.
  • Strong communication - Effective communication, both verbal and nonverbal, is essential for building relationships, and collaborating with colleagues and stakeholders. 
How long does a Bachelor of Arts (English Literature) take to complete?

The duration of a Bachelor of English Literature will vary depending on the learning provider you choose.

At UniSQ a Bachelor of Arts (English Literature) will take you approximately three years to complete. Some students choose to study part-time which increases the time it takes to finish the required course.  

What are the pathways to entry?

We understand that everyone’s education journey is different. That’s why we offer several pathway options that can support you with your study and career goals in Arts and Humanities. If you don’t meet the entry requirements, we have a pathway for you:

What can I do with an English literature qualification?

All of our degrees focus on developing your ability to apply the skills and knowledge you’ve gained into a career of your choice. Graduating with a degree in English literature from UniSQ opens up many career prospects in a variety of settings, including:

  • librarianship
  • publishing
  • editing/copy writing
  • content management
  • writing
  • media and social media
  • social commentary
  • public service
  • teaching (with further study) 
Are flexible study options available?
Yes! At UniSQ, we focus on providing our students with the flexibility to undertake a degree in English literature online or on-campus. Take one subject at a time or take extra subjects when life allows it – the choice is yours! Discover more about the ways to study at UniSQ.