Deakin's Literary Studies courses are designed for people with professional and personal interests in literature and creative writing who are seeking further professional qualifications while working.
The courses offer students the possibility of studying, at an advanced level, a number of topics related to English or Literary Studies.
- How the discipline has evolved since the nineteenth century to reflect social and cultural change
- Generic traditions and variations
- Oral and written forms
- Creative and critical approaches
- Variations related to gender and age
To help integrate study with work and personal commitments, Deakin has designed its literary studies with flexibility and support. On and off-campus units are available, and full or part-time study modes are available (depending on units chosen).
The courses are designed for professionals working in fields requiring high-level analytical and writing skills, such as teaching, the public service and fields related to the publishing industry where flexibility and multi-skilling enhance employment opportunities.
Literary Studies courses
Deakin's Literary Studies courses are offered as an articulating suite that includes a graduate certificate, graduate diploma and master degree.
- Graduate Certificate of Literary Studies
- Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies
- Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) with a specialism in Literary Studies.
For more information about course structure, course fees, units of study, how to apply, advanced standing, course admission 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
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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.