At the same time, students of English develop skills in research, interpretation, analysis, formulating an argument, and writing clearly and precisely. This skillset is useful for a huge range of occupations, such as journalism, law, communications, publications and creative writing.
Why study English at University of Canterbury?
- The Department of English has a distinguished history of excellent and innovative scholarship;the department pioneered the teaching of New Zealand and Commonwealth literature, while today it leads New Zealand universities in such exciting new fields as children's literature, human-animal studies, digital literacy studies and popular fiction (including science fiction, horror and fantasy fiction).
- These fields complement the Department's established core areas: Shakespeare, essay writing, the novel, theatre and 20th century literature.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Great Works
- The Outsider
- The Stage and Stagecraft
- Childhood in Children's Literature
- Writing for Academic Success
- Creative Writing: Skills, Techniques and Strategies
- The Essay and Beyond: Creative Non-Fiction
- Science, Technology and Literature
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
It is recommended to apply as early as possible in advance of your intended start date, to allow for visa and other arrangements.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Literature View 26 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Prior study in English is helpful, or in classics, theatre and drama, history, or media studies at school – but the best background is simply a love of reading and writing, and an interest in the cultures, stories, and ideas that surround us every day.
- Candidates must have qualified for a bachelor's degree and satisfied the prerequisites for the subject concerned. Prerequisites vary between departments, but normally good grades in 300-level courses in the subject concerned are required.
International19721 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19721 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National4840 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4840 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
- National Students - 7,535 NZD
- International Students - 30,700 NZD
Scholarships, grants and awards are a great way to fund your university study.
Student loans and allowances
For domestic students, the most common option for funding your study is the New Zealand government's student loans and allowances. Here you can learn more about what they cover, and how to apply.
Overseas financial aid
If you are an international student coming to UC, you may be eligible for tuition or other financial aid from your home country, so make sure to check all your overseas financial aid options.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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