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The Graduate Diploma in Arts (English) will give you the equivalent of an undergraduate major in English without completing a second bachelor’s degree.
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The Graduate Diploma in Arts (English) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to get the equivalent of a major in English. You can then apply for a postgraduate qualification in English if you wish.
With Massey’s Graduate Diploma in Arts (English) you’ll experience 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.
A Massey Graduate Diploma in Arts (English) gives you tools to understand how literature helps create the world we live in. You’ll begin to explore the ethical and social power of literary language and rhetoric, and start thinking deeply about the world and your place in it.
Choose from a range of courses where you can use your English skills in creative and applied ways. Expand your horizons by taking a course in creative writing, theatre studies or public and professional writing.
You’ll learn to express 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.
Your love of literature and writing can take you into a range of professions where literacy, critical thinking and communication skills are highly valued. Employers appreciate the ability of English graduates to research effectively, analyse rigorously and communicate with style.
Through studying English you will develop a set of flexible interpersonal and professional skills that ensure you remain agile and able to take on future opportunities. The career paths you’ll be able to explore include:
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