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Bachelor of Arts (English)

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Duration

3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

Auckland Campus

Summary

Specialise in English for your Bachelor of Arts at Massey

Study great texts from the past and present

Massey’s Bachelor of Arts (English) offers you thorough coverage of great literature in English, from Shakespeare to the present day. Our courses are taught by active researchers who share your love of literature. They’ll introduce you to amazing writing and the reasons why it matters.

Think deeply about the power of language

A Massey BA (English) gives you tools to understand how literature helps create the world we live in. You’ll explore the ethical and social power of literary language and rhetoric, helping you to think deeply about the world and your place in it.

Get an applied edge

Choose from a select range of courses where you can use your English skills in more creative and applied ways. Choose to expand the horizons of your major by taking a course in creative writing, theatre studies, or public and professional writing.

Express your insights

You’ll get excellent training in expressing yourself in a range of written, digital and oral forms. You’ll develop specialised skills in reading and writing that are transferable into any professional career.

A Bachelor of Arts in English is a good fit if you:

love to experience amazing writing

want to understand how words and narratives shape society

are keen to develop expertise in analysis and communication.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University. To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, you will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution.

Specific requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (English), outside of university admission regulations.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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