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Graduate Certificate in Literary Classics

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

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  • Duration:

    4 units

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  • Awarded by:

    Griffith University

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What you'll learn

About this course

Studying a Graduate Certificate in Literary Classics program offered by Griffith University will give you the education and training to critically analyse complex literary works and appreciate their authors. From Shakespeare to twentieth century German novels, this course provides you with an in-depth coverage of great texts and great authors, all of which can be studied at your own pace.


Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution in order to enrol in this program. Applicants who have not completed an undergraduate degree but who demonstrate evidence of advanced reading ability, and an existing knowledge base in relevant areas of history and literature, will be considered.

Areas of study

In this graduate certificate, you can study:

  • Shakespeare's plays
  • Classic Russian novels of 19th Century
  • Classic Australian novels
  • Classic American fiction
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Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Graduate Certificate in Literary Classics from Griffith University.

Upon completion of this Graduate Certificate in Literary Classics course through Open Universities Australia you will be equipped with the skills to understand and evaluate complex ethical questions and situations - essential for careers in teaching or librarian work. You will gain an invaluable understanding of the relationship between literary texts and the cultures they were written in, which will further enhance your skills of analysis and evaluation. You will also gain the skills necessary to write sophisticated literary criticism.

Curious about where a career in arts could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Librarian
  • English Teacher
  • English Tutor
  • Assistant Librarian

Payment options & support

Finance options

FEE-HELP is available.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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