Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies

Course summary for local students

Year

2017 course information

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

2 years part-time. 

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Cloud (online) 
Tel 03 5227 1359
artsed@deakin.edu.au

Deakin course code A635

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies provides students with advanced skills in analysing literary works.  It hones students’ ability to research and analyse complex written information and to contextualise issues based on historical, political, cultural and social circumstances.

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

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

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.

For more information go to My Course My Career

Course Learning Outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Demonstrate a specialist knowledge of a range of literary theories, concepts, and approaches, and advanced skills in applying them to works of literature. 

Communication

Demonstrate advanced command of the critical and theoretical vocabularies and language required to interpret, argue and fluently and persuasively transmit ideas.

Digital literacy

Demonstrate a high level of competence in the use of research databases, bibliographic and digital communication technologies to research, produce and present scholarly work.

Show judgement and discrimination in the identification and selection of relevant and credible information sources and with regard for their ethical use.

Critical thinking

Demonstrate advanced understanding of techniques to critically analyse and evaluate the influence of narrative strategies, genre conventions and cultural assumptions on the content of works of literature.

Demonstrate advanced skills in the application of theory and research to the interrogation of literary works.

Problem solving

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of theoretical, historical and contemporary critical and analytical approaches to literary analysis and skill in applying them to the design and execution of solutions to a range of scholarly, aesthetic and/or ideological problems.

Self-management

Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to reflective learning and initiative, autonomy, accountability and responsibility for learning outcomes. 

Teamwork

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to actively, collaboratively and ethically contribute to mutual learning goals in located and online environments. 

Global citizenship

Demonstrate ethical and cross-cultural knowledge of, and skills when engaging with, the diverse cultural, social and political contexts in which literary texts are produced and consumed. 

Approved by Faculty Board June 2014

 

Course rules

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies, students must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:

  • 6 credit points of compulsory core units;
  • 2 credit points of electives chosen from units within the specialisations of the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) or Master of Communication

Course structure

Core units

ALL702Criticism of Literature for Children: A Variety of Approaches

ALL705Vision and Revision: Short Stories Now

ALL706Histories, Fictions

ALL727Contemporary Poetry

ALL743Foundations in Narrative Theory

ALL784Writing and Film
 

Electives

2 credit points of electives chosen from the units offered in the specialisations of Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) or Master of Communication

Course Map

Course map

Entry requirements - specific

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (min. 3 years) in any discipline area or approved international equivalent; or 5 years relevant professional experience within the last 10 years.

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.

To be eligible for admission to this program, all applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements, see here.

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

Check our Trimester 3 site to see if this course is having a Trimester 3 intake.

Applications for Trimester 3 are made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.

For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.