Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies
Course summary for local students
|Year||2015 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies|
|Campus||This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode|
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|
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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 overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Alternate exits
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.
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.
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.
For students commencing from 2015:
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
|ALL743||Foundations in Narrative Theory|
|ALL755||The Other Side of the World: Literature of Sadness - The Body - Mind in Crisis|
|ALL705||Short Stories: Writers and Readers|
|ALL784||Writing 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)
Entry requirements - specific
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (min. 3 years) in any discipline area or approved international equivalent.
Admission is available through a number of categories. In all admission categories, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. For more information on Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
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.
How to apply
|Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature (A535)|