Deakin University's courses in Writing and Literature enable you to specialise in one area, such as Children's Literature, Literary Studies and Professional Writing, or select units from across studies in the Communication area (Journalism, Public Relations, Media and Communication) or mix and match between areas.
These courses offer you excellent flexibility and accessibility. Regardless of where you are in your career, they allow multiple entry points to best suit your qualifications, experience and professional aspirations.
The Children's Literature units cater to the needs of teachers and librarians who
are currently working in primary or secondary schools, as well as professionals in
associated fields such as publishing, retail and promotion.
The Literary Studies course is suitable for teachers, librarians, and those interested in
developing their knowledge of literature and contemporary approaches to literary
and cultural theory.
The Professional Writing units are suitable for creative writers who wish to
broaden their skills and those who wish
to enhance their written communication skills. The editing and publishing units
introduce students to the key skills required for employment in book and magazine
Writing and Literature courses
Deakin's suite of Writing and Literature courses are offered as an articulating suite that includes a graduate certificate, graduate diploma and master degree.
The Master of Arts (Writing and Literature)
is designed to facilitate specific and intensive professional training with the possibility of cross-disciplinary explorations.
Graduate Certificates and Diplomas:
- Graduate Certificate of Children's Literature
- Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature
- Graduate Certificate of Literary Studies
- Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies
- Graduate Certificate of Professional Writing
- Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing
See also related courses:
| Media and Communication
| Public Relations
Rules on the Presentation and Submission of a Thesis (128KB)
The MA in Writing and Literature (Research Pathways) thesis (undertaken as either ALX711 Research Project or as ALX715 Research Project A + ALX716 Research Project B) replicates the structure of the Honours thesis but is required to be 20,000 words in length rather than 15,000 words in length.
- offered on campus or off campus
- offered full or part time
- completed in three
trimesters of full-time study or the part-time equivalent
For more information about course structure, course fees, units of study, how to apply, advanced standing, course entry requirements, further contacts, visit:
Why Choose Deakin University?
Knowledge and skills
Deakin's Writing and Literature courses will provide you with specialist
knowledge and skills. The Literature units offer practising professionals the
opportunity to improve their qualifications.
We know that postgraduate study is a big commitment. Deakin's postgraduate
programs are genuinely flexible to help you fit your studies in with workplace
and personal commitments. Regardless of where you live, resources can be
posted, or accessed from our library's comprehensive electronic collection.
At Deakin we pride ourselves on providing quality postgraduate courses.
Excellence is evident in all aspects of our courses from the standard of our
study materials to the teaching staff, who are leaders in their field. Setting a
benchmark for Australian universities, our library service is among the best in
As a Deakin student you have access to the best new technologies. The
University has produced its own Software Essentials DVD to support online
communication. All units offer a dedicated teaching and learning site Deakin
As a Deakin postgraduate student, you will become part of a network of
researchers, academics, practitioners and alumni. You will have access to
specialist knowledge and the opportunity to establish new resources and
contacts with people who are currently shaping and influencing professional
and creative writing.