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What will I learn?

Sydney Campus

Our Bachelor of Arts with a Major in English Literature provides you with the opportunity to become acquainted with some of the most significant works of fiction, poetry and drama written over the past four centuries, plus an introduction to contemporary works written in the English language – from the post-colonial period up until the present day.

Why study this degree?

Here at The University of Notre Dame Australia, our Bachelor of Arts with a Major in English Literature is a program designed for aficionados of the written word. Beginning with the age of Shakespeare, this degree will introduce you to the whole span of English Literature through the ages including romantic poetry and the Gothic novel. Moving through the ages, you will then explore current theories of modern theatre, children’s literature, and the challenges faced by Australian authors in the Postcolonial context.

By studying a wide range of literatures across various cultures, an English Literature Major equips you with the skills to succeed in a variety of professions. Closely examining and interpreting texts, you will simultaneously improve your critical and analytical thinking, as well as learn how to express your thoughts and findings in a clear manner.

Career opportunities

The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Research

Fremantle Campus

The English Literature Major allows you to explore the powerful and complex development of literature in a variety of contexts and to investigate writing through the ages in a variety of forms including prose, poetry and drama. The Major offers a balanced approach to a diversity of literature in English, ranging from the works of Shakespeare to Classical and Romantic poetry and the Victorian novel, to children’s literature, Australian and Irish literatures and comparative Indigenous literatures.

Career opportunities

The transferable skills from this Major will be welcome by many employers. Career opportunities include: editorial assistant, copy writer, content marketing manager, social media manager, researcher, sales manager, administrator, advertising account executive, public relations officer, employment recruiter, publishing assistant, teacher, and writer.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Sciences



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (15,77,802) per year
Start date

25 July 2022


The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle Campus,

19 Mouat Street,


Western Australia,

6959, PERTH, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,000.00 (15,77,802) per year
Start date

25 July 2022


Sydney Campus

140 Broadway,


New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with recent Secondary Education must have a HSC Performance Band Results with a Band 4 in English, a minimum average of Bands 4s and an overall minimum average HSC mark of 75% in HSC Category A Courses (or Interstate equivalent).

For international students

Applicants must meet High school qualifications (or equivalent) to apply for undergraduate program. Academic minimum entry requirements for international applicants vary from country to country.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall, with no individual band score lower than 6.0; CAE/CPE - 176 overall, with no individual band score lower than 169; PTE Academic - 58 overall, with no individual band score lower than 50; TOEFL (iBT) - 84 overall, with no score lower than 21 in writing and no other band score lower than 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.