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  • Objectives
    The Graduate Diploma 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 Diploma of Literary Studies applicants require: * a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or * qualifications deemed to be equivalent;
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Diploma 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.

    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.

    *Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2009 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit 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 services.

    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 Graduate Diploma of Literary Studies, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:

        * 4 credit points of Literary Studies units selected from the specified list below; and
        * 4 credit points of electives selected from the remaining Literary Studies units and/or from the following disciplines

    Advertising
    Children's Literature
    Journalism
    Literary Studies
    Media and Communication
    Professional Writing
    Public Relations

     

    See Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) (A748) and Master of Communication (A747) for units available in the disciplines above.

     
    Note: Students who complete a specialisation of 4 credit points will have the specialisation indicated on their academic transcript.


    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 Diploma of Literary Studies applicants require:

        * a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
        * qualifications deemed to be equivalent;  


    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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