Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies
Cloud (online)No

2 years part-time or equivalent.

Deakin course codeA635

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies is designed for people with professional and personal interests in literature and in creative writing who are seeking further professional qualifications while working. The course offers you the possibility of studying at an advanced level a number of topics related to English or literary studies: The ways in which the discipline was constituted in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and is now being reconstituted to reflect social and cultural change; generic traditions and variations; oral and written forms; creative and critical approaches; variations related to gender and age.

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature (A535)

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicable$18,600$24,000

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

For students commencing from 2015:

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies, students must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising 6 core units and 2 electives.

For students commencing prior to 2015 click here for the 2014 course rules.

Course structure

For students commencing from 2015:

Core units

ALL705Vision and Revision: Contemporary Short Stories

ALL706Histories, Fictions

ALL727Contemporary Poetry

ALL743Foundations in Narrative Theory

ALL755The Other Side of the World: Literature of Sadness - The Body - Mind in Crisis

ALL784Writing and Film


2 credit points of electives chosen from the units offered in the specialisations of Children's Literature, Creative Writing or Professional Writing in the A764 Master of Arts (Writing and Literature)


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