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What will I learn?

Learn to think creatively, analyse effectively and use the critical thinking skills necessary to work in today’s modern society. Work nationally or internationally with our arts degree designed to equip you to be a digital disrupter – use analytical and creative thinking to stand out from the crowd.

Be taught by world-class lecturers and experience small, friendly classes and personalised support. Practical work placements ensure you are work-ready when you graduate. Depending on your chosen major, you may also have the opportunity to experience an overseas placement.

English

Develop your understanding of the English language and explore and analyse the riches of literature across the ages. You will gain a high level of communication and reasoning skills while growing your passion for reading and writing.

Study a wide range of literary periods and genres with an English degree that offers a comprehensive source of historical and cultural understanding. You will study the talents of Shakespeare, diverse forms of cinema, children’s literature and the nature of, and methods used to analyse, literature.

With an English major, your career choices can include:

  • Journalism
  • Editing and publishing
  • Creative writing
  • Public relations
  • Copywriting
  • Scriptwriting

Popular combinations for a second major include History or Multimedia Journalism and Writing. You can also choose two minors that will enhance your studies.

Career opportunities

Studying a Bachelor of Arts provides you with a diverse range of skills that will open up various career options depending on your chosen study area.

You can find employment in different sectors and work nationally or internationally as an expert in your field. Keep your career options open and select the majors that most suit you.

Career opportunities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Anthropologist in museums, heritage and conservation agencies,
  • Archaeologist or researcher
  • Journalist, media and communications professional or communications officer
  • Policy advisor or negotiator
  • Community development officer
  • Historian, heritage officer, or records manager

Which department am I in?

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

CRICOS

010346B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,640.00 (16,50,862) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

31 July 2022, 26 February 2023

More details

Start date

25 July 2022, 20 February 2023

Venue

Smithfield Campus

14-88 McGregor Road,

SMITHFIELD,

Queensland,

4878, CAIRNS, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,640.00 (16,50,862) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

31 July 2022, 26 February 2023

More details

Start date

25 July 2022, 20 February 2023

Venue

Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street,

TOWNSVILLE CITY,

Queensland,

4810, TOWNSVILLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. IB Diploma - 24, 26, 30, 34. English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based): 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.5); TOEFL (internet-based): 79 (minimum writing score of 19); Pearson (PTE Academic): 57; Occupational English Test (OET): Completion and an overall pass with minimum grades A or B only in each of the four components.

For international students

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

Course pre-requisites: English (Units 3/4,C).

IELTS - 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 74 (no component less than 18); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 52 (no component less than 52); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 169 (no component less than 169).

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

Pathways options

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About James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2020.

  • Ranked in the top 300 universities in the world
  • Rated world-class or better in 83 per cent of research areas
  • Top 100 universities in the world for UN SDG
  • Rated 5 stars for employment, student support and skills