Deakin University

Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Transform your passion for reading and writing into in-demand professional skills through Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies. In it, you’ll explore a diverse range of literary texts and theories and refine your analytical, writing and critical thinking abilities, which are highly valued by employers. In addition, opportunities to get your work published or undertake an internship will give you sought-after industry experience and expand your professional network. Under the guidance of academic staff who are leading international scholars and pub-lished authors, you’ll gain a broad exposure to contemporary and historical literature, expand your knowledge of literary theory, and develop a nuanced understanding of how texts function. This in-depth knowledge combined with industry-relevant experiences will equip you with a unique skill set ready for an exciting career in your chosen field.

Designed for

Professionals working in fields requiring high-level analytical and writing skills


8 credit points of study comprising core and course electives


  • Literary studies

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in any discipline
  • Or a Graduate Certificate in any discipline
  • Or at least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)

Study pathways

Credit for prior learning will be granted in accordance with university policy

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) Domestic: $22,000
International: $32,600
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Cloud(online).

Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

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