Master of Arts - Writing and Literature

Deakin University

The Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) gives candidates the opportunity to undertake advanced study in the disciplines of Writing and Literature. Students undertake both relevant coursework to their specialisation and a substantial research project (thesis) under the supervision of an academic with a professional research record. The Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) offers study in a unique combination of literary, professional and creative writing options, together with the possibility for cross-disciplinary explorations. Students can choose between specialisations in the areas of Children's Literature, Creative Writing, Literary Studies and Professional Writing. Students are paired with an academic or professional staff member working - and nationally recognised - in their specialist field. This partnership provides students with mentoring through the extended research project (thesis), which is one of the highlights of this course. The unique research pathway in the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) provides candidates with a new level of intellectual stimulation and personal enrichment and gives them the opportunity to contribute to a wider debate within their field, often through publication. The research training and skills acquired in this course enhance students' future career prospects in a broad range of occupations and ensure they are eligible to apply for entry to higher research programs.

Course Fee:

Australian: $43,232
International: $63,744

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline; or other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

Structure:

16 credit points including research options

Subjects you can Study:

Children's literature; Creative writing; Critical and creative research methods; Internship; Literary studies; Professional writing; Research project; Research theory

Study Pathways:

A shorter course duration is available to students entering from a same discipline background. A 'same discipline' background award for this course is any tagged Bachelor degree (min 3 years); or Bachelor degree (min 3 years) with a major sequence in Editing, English Literature, Literary Studies, Children's Literature, Professional Writing, Publishing, Creative Writing or Writing.

Who for:

Graduates who wish to specialise in literature and professional writing to upgrade qualifications or refocus career options

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Related Careers:

Writer,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood No info Yes Part time 4 years
Burwood No info Yes Online 2 years
Burwood No info Yes Full time 2 years

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As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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