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|Award granted||Master of Arts (Writing and Literature)|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Length||1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$17,740* - Full-fee paying place|
Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Support and Enrolment Enquiries
Tel 03 9244 6007
or 03 9251 7071
Dr Elizabeth Bullen, +61 3 92443965, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Support Office.
|CRICOS course code||042687E|
|Deakin course code||A748|
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.
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.
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.
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)|
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:
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.
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 Certificates of Children's Literature, Literary Studies and Professional Writing along with The Graduate Diplomas of Children's Literature, Literary Studies and Professional Writing and the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) comprise a suite of fully articulated courses. Successful completion of a Graduate Certificate will lead to entry into either the relevant Graduate Diploma or the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) with up to 4 credit points for credit transfer. Successful completion of a Graduate Diploma will lead to entry into the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) with up to 8 credit points for credit transfer.
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.
|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)|