Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies

Course summary for local students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Length

2 years part-time or equivalent.

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2015$17,640 - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Tel 03 9246 8100 

or 03 5227 1359
artsed-pg@deakin.edu.au

Course Director

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, +61 3 92443965, elizabeth.bullen@deakin.edu.au

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

Deakin course code A635

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.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

*Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2015 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit can be viewed from the Unit Search. Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services.

Career opportunities

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.

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.

Course structure

For students commencing from 2015:


Core units

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ALL743Foundations in Narrative Theory

Trimester 1

ALL727Contemporary Poetry

ALL755

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

Trimester 2

ALL705Short Stories: Writers and Readers

ALL706Histories, Fictions

ALL784Writing and Film

Electives

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)

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies applicants require:

  • a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
  • qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

Credit for prior learning - specific

Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.

The Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature and The Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies and the Masters of Arts (Writing and Literature) comprise a suite of fully articulated courses. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature will lead to entry into either the Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies or the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) with up to 4 credit points for credit transfer. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies or equivalent will lead to entry into the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) with up to 8 credit points for credit transfer.

How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature (A535)
 

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