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|Award granted||Master of Arts (Writing and Literature)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||1.5 years full time or part time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$23,440* AUD|
|CRICOS course code||042687E|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||A748|
|Faculty contacts||Deakin International|
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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 located and Cloud (online) 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.
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.
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.
Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.
Note: Not all units in the specialisations are offered at Burwood (Melbourne) and Cloud (online) mode. Please carefully check availability of units in the course structure and unit descriptions.
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.
Normally, students must complete at least four credit points of course work with a distinction average before applying for the research pathway. Students interested in undertaking the research component should seek advice after completion of four credit points from the unit chair of ALX709 or the A748 course director. Students must complete ALX709 and four credit points of research units as part of the total 12 credit points required to complete the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature).
Research Preparation unit
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
|ALX709||Writing a Thesis: Theory, Methodology and Practice (2 credit points)*|
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
|ALX711||Research Project (4 credit points)|
|ALX715||Research Project A (2 credit points)|
|ALX716||Research Project B (2 credit points)|
|ALX720||Minor Research Project (2 credit points)|
* ALX709 not offered Trimester 2 2014. Re-offered Trimester 2 2015.
To be eligible for entry into the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) applicants require a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution or equivalent:
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
|Graduate Certificate of Children's Literature (A562)|
|Graduate Certificate of Literary Studies (A535)|
|Graduate Certificate of Professional Writing (A561)|
|Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature (A641)|
|Graduate Diploma of Journalism (A649)|
|Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies (A635)|
|Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing (A661)|