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What will I learn?

Are you ready to excel in writing, editing and publishing? Develop your specialist knowledge with this industry-focused masters degree. Whether you’re embarking on a career in writing, editing or publishing, or seeking to acquire more specialist knowledge in your career, this newly formed, industry-focused masters degree is a unique offering.

Building on the renowned Graduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing program, you will study the art and craft of writing and editing across genres, print and digital production, project management, and marketing strategies for writers and publishers. You will also develop a nuanced understanding of and undertake research in writing and publishing culture in both an Australian and a global context.


You will develop advanced writing, editing and project management skills and high-level industry acumen preparing you to meet the needs of this constantly changing and fast-paced work environment.

Once you've graduated, you can work in many diverse careers including traditional roles in the trade, educational, corporate and digital sectors, and freelance careers in writing and editing across traditional sectors and in the fast-growing and opportunity-rich digital world.

The Graduate Diploma in Editing and Publishing has been supported by the Society of Editors (Victoria) and accredited by the Australian Publishers Association. This new program is currently in the process of accreditation with the Australian Publishing Association.

Which department am I in?

College of Design and Social Context



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,640.00 (US$ 24,369) per year

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

Start date

Expected July 2022


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a physical science, biomedical engineering disciplines having substantial physics and mathematics components, with a minimum average of 60%/Credit

For international students

You must have successfully completed:

an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (out of 4.0)

at least 3 years' professional experience in creative and professional writing, journalism, professional communication, public relations and/or editing and publishing

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 7.0 (with no individual band below 6.5)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 94 (with minimum of 19 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 24 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 65 (with no communication band less than 58)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 185 with no less than 176 in any component.

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


About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

RMIT is among the world’s top 1% of universities (QS University Rankings 2021) and enjoys 5 QS Stars across all categories.

  • Based in the heart of Melbourne city
  • Houses some of the world’s best facilities
  • Among the world’s top 250 universities
  • Specialises in industry-based and practical learning