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Course: Master of English studies.
In the world of education, change is a constant - and that includes the field of English studies.
"It's changing quickly in response to new technologies and global shifts across the spectrum of language, literature and cultural politics. The majority of those who study English literature today no longer regard English as a first language, and this has meant that traditional Anglophone literature in the 'Asian century' is needing to realign itself with transnational perspectives," says The University of Sydney's Professor Paul Giles.
This new master of English studies is aimed at postgraduates who want to reconsider literature in English in its expanding global context. It's particularly aimed at postgraduates who intend to pursue doctoral studies or schoolteachers engaged in teaching English and Australian literature in a multicultural environment, says Giles.
Duration: 18 months full-time (or part-time equivalent).
Where: Classes on campus, The University of Sydney.
When: First intake, semester 1, 2014 (new course).