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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (English)

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Entry requirements

Admission to this programme is open to students who have completed one of the following:

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English or close equivalent;
  • A Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor in English, followed by a Graduate Certificate in Arts endorsed in English;
  • A Bachelor of Arts degree followed by a Graduate Diploma of Arts in English.

Students must have achieved a B grade average over the 200 and 300-level courses in English.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (English) structure

You will complete and pass courses to the value of 120 credits at 700-level from the BA(Hons) English schedule, as shown below. This qualification will be awarded with a class of honours.

Note: not all courses are available in each semester.


Students who have completed at least 60 credits towards the English subject prior to 1 January 2017 may substitute 30 credits from List B courses for courses included in List A.  These transitional arrangements expire 31 December 2018.


All requirements must be completed within one year for full-time study or within three years for part-time study.


All courses are 30 credits each unless otherwise indicated.

Compulsory Course
139.799 Research Report

List A subject courses (at least 60 credits required):
139.703 Critical and Creative Research
139.707 Women, Desire and Narrative
139.710 Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of Writing
139.724 Literary Revolutions: Romantic and Victoria Literature
139.728 Early Modern Metadrama: Vices and Devices
139.750 Contemporary New Zealand Writers in an International Context
139.752 Aotearoa New Zealand Drama and Performance
139.757 Twentieth-Century New Zealand Fiction: Texts and Theories
139.758 Postcolonial Theory and Writing

List B subject courses (No more than 30 credits permitted)
139.763 Community Theatre
139.765 New Directions in Creative Writing
154.708 Modern Fiction, Popular Culture and the Media

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