Master of Arts (Writing and Literature)

Course summary for current students

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Award granted Master of Arts (Writing and Literature)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code042687E
Deakin course codeA748

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) offers study in a unique combination of literary and creative writing options, together with the possibility for cross-disciplinary explorations and access to the more practical and applied areas of journalism, media and communications and public relations.

 

The course is delivered in both on and off-campus study modes, employing flexible, blended teaching and learning methodologies and offering you a broad range of options to design your own program to suit your interests.

 

The course is designed to provide career enhancement for those who wish to be employed in the fields of children’s literature, literary studies and professional writing.

 

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Literary Studies (A535)
Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature (A641)
Graduate Diploma of Journalism (A649)
Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies (A635)
Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing (A661)

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To qualify for the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature), a student must successfully complete 12 credit points of study comprising:

  • a minimum of 6 credit points to be taken from the following specialisations, including at least 4 credit points (including core units) from one specialisation:
    • Children's Literature
    • Literary Studies
    • Professional Writing 
  • a further 6 credit points of electives selected from units offered in the specialisations and/or from units offered in the Master of Communication (A747) 

See the Master of Communication (A747) for available units.

 

Note: Students who complete a specialisation of 4 credit points will have the specialisation indicated on their academic transcript.  

Specialisations

Children's Literature
Literary Studies
Professional Writing

Note: Not all units in the specialisations are offered at Burwood and off campus. Please carefully check availability of units in the course structure and unit descriptions.

 

Research Pathway

Students may also choose to include a Research component within the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) to enable them to proceed to Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Programs. Students must complete six credit points of research units as part of the total 12 credit points required to complete the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature).

 

Students interested in undertaking the research component must complete six credit points of course work with a distinction average before applying for the research pathway.

After completion of four credit points students should seek advice from the unit chair or course coordinator as applications to enrol in the research pathway must be made during the undergraduate re-enrolment period for the following year.  The research pathway may only be taken in a minimum of 2 years, and is therefore unsuitable for international students studying on campus.

Details of specialisations

Children's Literature

Core units


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Electives


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Literary Studies

Elective units


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* Not offered 2011, reoffered 2012.

** Also offered trimester 3 (2010/11).

Professional Writing

Electives


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Trimester 3

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Note: Students may complete any combination of units, though they should be aware that B units require A units as prerequisites.

 

* Not offered 2011.

** Offered trimester 3 (2010/11).

Research units

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* Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus to all students, to Off Campus students subject to agreement with Research supervisor.

 

 

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

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