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University of Sydney (USYD)

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Master of English Studies

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of English Studies is designed for research students from Australia and overseas, secondary school teachers and those interested in studying English literature at an advanced level.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 - 1.5 years full-time
Course Code
MAENGLST1000, 079214M
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$6,566 per year / $6,566 total
International Fees
$37,500 per year / $37,500 total

About this course

The Master of English Studies is designed for research students from Australia and overseas, secondary school teachers and those interested in studying English literature at an advanced level.

Through the course you will bring together contemporary critical theory with literary narratives and investigate how and why literature still enjoys particular resonance in the 21st century. You will consider the ways in which the study of literature works in a specifically Australian cultural context.

This course focuses on three core approaches:

  • critical reading
  • literary history
  • literary comparison (including the question of English as a world literature)
Why study with us?

The Department of English at the University of Sydney is ranked as the best in Australia and 20th in the world by the 2016 QS World University Rankings. Our reputation is established in literary studies across a wide historical and geographical range.

We offer an extensive choice our scholarly experts teach in a broad spectrum of fields: medieval; early modern; 18th and 19th century; modern and contemporary; American and Australian literatures; and various aspects of cultural theory. You also have the option of taking creative writing units of study in contemporary poetry, fiction and screenwriting.

Entry requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor

Study locations

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