Postgraduate study in Languages and Literature

What you can study in Languages and Literature

Postgraduate programmes in Languages and Literature enable you to continue the study of two languages and literatures at graduate level. Areas of study are: Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Māori Studies or Spanish.

The emphasis is on further development of language competence, literary study and, where available, linguistic study. Research essays or projects are an important component of postgraduate programmes.

Languages and Literature differs from Comparative Literature in that it requires language study and does not require comparative work between the two languages and literatures.  

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Languages and Literature

A major in one of the subjects available, and at least 90 points in another of these including a Stage III language acquisition course (or equivalent language competence)

Master of Arts in Languages and Literature

120-point (one-year) MA

A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Languages and Literature, or in one of the subjects available and 90 points in another of these subjects, including a language competence course at Stage III (or equivalent language competence). You must have an average grade of B or higher in the BA(Hons) or PGDipArts.

240-point (two-year) MA

A BA with a major in one of the subjects available and at least 90 points in another of these including a Stage III language acquisition course (or equivalent language competence). You must have an average grade of B or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Structuring your specialisation in Languages and Literature

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Languages and Literature

Consult the BA(Hons) schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2018 BA(Hons) schedule for Languages and Literature

Master of Arts in Languages and Literature

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

2018 MA schedule for Languages and Literature

Courses

Explore the courses you can take as part of a specialisation in Languages and Literature:

Postgraduate courses

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Languages and Literature, you can contact a Postgraduate Adviser.