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With the Graduate Certificate in Arts (English), you can study English without completing a second bachelor’s degree.
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The Graduate Certificate in Arts (English) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to gain knowledge of English. You can then apply for a postgraduate qualification in English if you wish.
With Massey’s Graduate Certificate 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 Certificate 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’ll develop a set of flexible interpersonal and professional skills that will keep you agile and able to take on future opportunities. The roles you might explore include:
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