Master of Arts (Writing and Literature)

Course summary for local students


2015 course information

Award granted Master of Arts (Writing and Literature)

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Length1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Tel 03 9246 8100 

or 03 5227 1359

Course Director

Dr Elizabeth Bullen, +61 3 92443965,

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.

CRICOS course code042687E
Deakin course code A748

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

Course rules

To qualify for the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature), a student must successfully complete 12 credit points of study comprising:

  • a minimum of 6 credit points to be taken from the following specialisations, including at least 4 credit points (including core units) from one specialisation:
    • Children's Literature
    • Literary Studies
    • Professional Writing 
  • a further 6 credit points of electives selected from units offered in the specialisations and/or from units offered in the Master of Communication (A747) 

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.  

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Literary Studies (A535)
Graduate Diploma of Children's Literature (A641)
Graduate Diploma of Journalism (A649)
Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies (A635)
Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing (A661)

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