A range of other programmes are associated with the Department of English and Linguistics.
Clear, accurate, and concise writing and speaking are skills that will set you apart from others in any profession you choose. The Department of English and Linguistics offers a comprehensive writing programme in which you may choose from academic, professional and creative writing papers.
The Health Sciences First Year Diagnostic Test
The Health Sciences First Year Diagnostic Test is designed to identify students who will benefit from added instruction in spoken and written communication skills in order to progress through the demanding Health Sciences professional programmes. The test reflects what is considered the minimum expectations for reading, writing, and/or comprehension skills at a university level according to the standards set by Health Sciences and the Department of English and Linguistics at the University of Otago. It is not designed as a gatekeeping exercise to keep people out of the programme. Rather, it is designed to identify a potential need for help early on.
Irish and Scottish Studies
The Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies provides an opportunity to study the literature, history, film and theatre of the island of Ireland over the past two hundred years, and the history, literature and culture of Scotland and the Scottish diaspora since the late seventeenth century.