Bachelor of Arts - English and Creative Writing

Murdoch University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00125J

In this course students will develop skills in becoming an insightful thinker, an observant reader and an imaginative writer. They will explore a wide range of literary, theoretical, dramatic, and other texts, from the Renaissance to the present day, and develop your capacity for reflection and analysis. Students will learn to write in a range of literary and related genres and learn to think critically and creatively, apply knowledge and information, and communicate effectively. These are professional skills that are critical across a range of industries.


Students can select from a variety of units including Writing and Creativity, Turning Points in literature, poetry, film and performance. The completion of a second major or minor is encouraged, allowing students to explore another area of interest.


  • English and creative writing

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Selection via ATAR
  • Or mature age entry via STAT
  • Or TAFE Certificate IV or higher
  • English language competency

Study pathways

An Honours year is available for suitable applicants.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Perth campus Yes
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

There may be a reduction in choice of units if completing this course in the external mode. Access to adequate library resources and to the Internet is essential for external students. Students are encouraged to consider studying a language other than English as part of their course.

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