English programme papers
For the full list of papers offered by the English Programme, visit the Requirements section of the English subject page:
English papers (100–500 level)
A flexible degree
The English degree is designed to be flexible and to accommodate a variety of interests. You can study literature from Old English to contemporary poetry, New Zealand literature, post-colonial literatures, critical theory and methodology, textuality and visuality, and the art of writing.
A degree in English prepares you for almost any career. Recent graduates in English have found rewarding work. Some have gone on to postgraduate study, in New Zealand and overseas; these include two Rhodes Scholars, several Commonwealth Scholars and many who have found positions at good universities in North America and the United Kingdom. Our graduates are working as publishers and editors, creative writers or script-writers, journalists (radio, TV, print media), teachers, librarians, or university administrators. Some have entered public service as commentators and analysts, diplomats, politicians, ministers of religion, and policy-makers (for the Ministries of Education and Health, as well as the Treasury). Yet others have worked in the production of Lord of the Rings or as arts administrators for the Film Commission, the National Orchestra and Te Papa.