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Introduction to Literature

Enter famed American, Irish and Australian stories. Address literature’s treatment of political, social and cultural issues. Examine key writers and movements in close-up. Engage in short and long-form narrative analysis.

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Griffith University

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Starts 04 Mar 2024, 04 Nov 2024

Curtin University


Decolonising Place

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Starts 26 Feb 2024, 26 Aug 2024

Macquarie University


Literature: Modern and Contemporary

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Starts 22 Jul 2024

University of Tasmania


English: Texts and Traditions

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Starts 22 Jul 2024, 04 Nov 2024

Online literature degrees

Macquarie University


Bachelor of Arts

An arts degree that no one else has

Make your degree unique and study what interests you. Analyse critically, think creatively and problem-solve at work or in everyday life. Complete foundational studies then tailor your degree with a major. Create a portfolio and build your connections.

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3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Ancient History,  
  • Applied Ethics,  
  • Creative Writing,  
  • English,  
  • Indigenous Studies,  
  • International Relations,  
  • Modern History,  
  • Philosophy,  
  • Politics,  
  • Sociology,  
Griffith University


Bachelor of Arts

Innovators, communicators and creators start here!

Develop critical thinking, writing, and research skills in demand across all industries. You can follow your passion with majors and electives that interest you. Develop connections through peer learning, networking, and work experience.

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Art History,  
  • Creative Writing,  
  • Criminal Justice,  
  • History,  
  • Journalism,  
  • Literature,  
  • Public Relations,  
  • Screen and Media Studies,  
  • Sociology,  
Curtin University

Discover how cultures are reflected in popular texts

Work towards your degree with this head start in humanities. You’ll explore how cultures write about themselves in the past and present, through fiction and nonfiction texts. Topics include gender, power, feminism, and queer theory.

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

University of New England


Diploma in Arts

The first step in your journey through humanities, arts and social sciences

Explore humanity through the lens of culture, history, and society. This introduction to university studies includes academic research and writing, and your choice of subjects exploring human culture and achievement.

Online & on-campus

1 year full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

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