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What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma of Writing and Literature is designed to balance theoretical understandings with practical skills development. By providing a cross-disciplinary alternative, the Graduate Diploma of Writing and Literature provides students with the opportunity to draw on the extensive range of units available across a suite of specialisations.

The Graduate Diploma of Writing and Literature offers a cross-disciplinary foundation in Writing and Literature. Students have the opportunity to choose from an extensive range of units across specialisations in Children’s Literature, Creative Writing, Literary Studies and Professional Writing. The course provides specialised knowledge of critical and creative practices and ways of understanding writing, reading and preparing texts for publication as a cross-disciplinary activity. The course is designed for people with professional or personal interests in writing and literature who are seeking further professional qualifications while working.

Course structure

To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma of Writing and Literature a student must successfully complete 8 credit points

  • 2 credit points of core units
  • 2 credit points of Writing units
  • 2 credit points of Literature units
  • 2 credit points of electives chosen from units within the specialisations of the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) or Master of Communication
  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Graduate outcomes

Career outcomes

Graduates of this course will find employment opportunities in a broad range of organisations or will be able to pursue freelance or self-employment opportunities. The course provides professional development opportunities for those already employed in publishing, education, library services as well as published authors. Throughout the course, students will be exposed, not just to knowledge of writing and literature, but also to practices and ways of understanding writing as a cross-disciplinary activity which intersects with other creative and communication fields in digital, promotional and multimedia landscapes.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Education

CRICOS

083988G

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$32,600.00 (17,93,179) per year
Deakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,

BURWOOD,

Victoria,

3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$32,600.00 (17,93,179) per year
This fee refers to full time and its guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

Expected July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and three years relevant work experience, or five years relevant work experience. Other English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS: Overall 6.5, no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (PBT) score of 577 Writing 4.5; TOEFL Internet Based: 70 Writing 21; CPE: 176 no band less than 169; CAE: 176 no band less than 169; PTE score of 58 no less than 50 in each skill; OET: Overall B, with A or B in listening, speaking, writing and reading.

For international students

Minimum course admission criteria - Bachelor’s degree or higher OR two years relevant work experience OR evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

IELTS: Overall 6.5 No band lower than 6

TOEFL IBT: 79 Writing 21; TOEFL PBT: 577 Writing 4.5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY: 176 No band less than 169

PTE: 58 No less than 50 in each skill

OET: Overall C+

DUELI EAP PROGRAM: EAP 4 (60%)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Deakin University

Deakin University is a young and dynamic university, offering world-class degrees, excellent employment rates and an experience that students love.

  • Top 1 per cent in 24 study areas (QS, THE, ShanghaiRankings)
  • Highest student satisfaction in Victoria (QILT)
  • Top 50 young universities globally (QS)
  • Offers a curriculum that is practical and industry relevant