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Graduate Certificate of Literary Studies - Distance

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  • Objectives
    The Graduate Certificate of Literary Studies is designed for people with professional and personal interests in literature and in creative writing who are seeking further professional qualifications while working. The course offers you the possibility of studying at an advanced level a number of topics related to English or literary studies: The ways in which the discipline was constituted in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and is now being reconstituted to reflect social and cultural change; generic traditions and variations; oral and written forms; creative and critical approaches; variations related to gender and age.
  • Entry requirements
    To be eligible for admission into the Graduate Certificate of Literary Studies applicants require: * a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or * qualifications deemed to be equivalent; or * extensive relevant work experience undertaken at a senior level as deemed appropriate by the Course Selection Team.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate of Literary Studies
  • Course description
    Fees and charges

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.

    This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/fees/.
    Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
    Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

    Career opportunities
    The courses are designed for professionals working in fields requiring high-level analytical and writing skills, such as teaching, the public service and fields related to the publishing industry where flexibility and multi-skilling enhance employment opportunities.

    Course rules
    To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Literary Studies, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of study from the specified list of units below.


    Course structure

    Trimester 1

    ALL721 Driven to Write  

    ALL755 The Other Side of the World: Literature of Sadness - The Body - Mind in Crisis  

    ALL771 Postmodern Fiction and Popular Culture  

    ALL785 The Dance of Literature and the Literature of Dance  


    Trimester 2

    ALL722 Texts for Young Adults  

    ALL724 Reviewing  

    ALL783 Life Writing: Theory and Practice  

    ALL784 Writing and Film  

    ALL786 Language, Literature and Law  


    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
    For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide


    Admission requirements - specific
    To be eligible for admission into the Graduate Certificate of Literary Studies applicants require:

        * a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
        * qualifications deemed to be equivalent; or
        * extensive relevant work experience undertaken at a senior level as deemed appropriate by the Course Selection Team.


    Advanced standing - general
    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 Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.


    Advanced standing - specific
    Applications for advanced standing will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.

     

    The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies and the Masters of Arts (Writing and Literature) comprise a suite of fully articulated courses. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Literary Studies will lead to admission into either the Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies or the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) with up to 4 credit points of advanced standing. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies or equivalent will lead to admission into the Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) with up to 8 credit points of advanced standing.

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