Course

Master of Arts in Literature and Creative Writing

Approved Abbreviation: MArtsLitCrWr


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1831.2

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 092783B


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2017 or later.

Commencement Year 2016 - 1831.1 Master of Arts in Literature and Creative Writing

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

The Writing and Society Research Centre offers a challenging, rigorous degree combining criticism and creativity leading to a Master of Arts in Literature and Creative Writing. The Master of Arts (MA) takes advantage of the unique strengths of the Centre which includes internationally renowned literary scholars, novelists, poets and translators, an important literary publishing house (Giramondo), the preeminent literary review in Australia (the Sydney Review of Books), and access to the vibrant literary culture currently emerging from Western Sydney and gaining national attention. The MA links theory and practice, and students can either concentrate on critical or creative work, or work with both forms.

Students who wish to pursue higher study at a doctoral level can apply for entry into the Masters of Research and apply for up to 80 credit points of advanced standing for completing the year one units. Any student wishing to apply for entry into Year 2 of the Master of Research must have a supervisor/supervisory panel in place and a detailed research proposal (2500 words) which must be submitted with the application. In addition, applications are to advise that 80 credit points of advanced standing approval is being sought.

  • Director of Academic Program - Dr Di Dickenson

Study Mode
One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Kate Faganenquirieshca@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above

Admission

A Bachelor degree in humanities, social sciences, society and culture or creative arts. Providing a 500 word writing sample (an essay or creative work) to be assessed by Writing and Society staff.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended sequence

Full-time Start year Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

One unit from the pool units below

102220Applied Methods in Literary Studies and Creative Writing

Quarter 2 session

One unit from the pool units below

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Literature and Creative Writing after the successful completion of 40 credit points of study.

1833 - Graduate Certificate in Literature and Creative Writing

Spring session

One unit from the pool units below

102222Applied Practice in Literary Studies and Creative Writing

Quarter 4 session

One unit from the pool units below

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing after the successful completion of 80 credit points of study.

1832 - Graduate Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing

Optional Entry Point to the Masters of Research.

Students who wish to pursue higher study at a doctoral level can apply for entry into the Masters of Research and apply for up to 80 credit points of advanced standing after successfully completing the Year 1 units.

Or

Year 2

Autumn session

102255Masters Project

Full-time Mid year Intake

Recommended sequence

Year 1

Spring session

One unit from the pool units below

102222Applied Practice in Literary Studies and Creative Writing

Quarter 4 session

One unit from the pool units below

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Literature and Creative Writing after the successful completion of 40 credit points of study.

1833 - Graduate Certificate in Literature and Creative Writing

Autumn session

One unit from the pool units below

102220Applied Methods in Literary Studies and Creative Writing

Quarter 2 session

One unit from the pool units below

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing after the successful completion of 80 credit points of study.

1832 - Graduate Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing

Optional Entry Point to the Masters of Research.

Students who wish to pursue higher study at a doctoral level can apply for entry into the Masters of Research and apply for up to 80 credit points of advanced standing after successfully completing the Year 1 units.

Or

Year 2

Spring session

102255Masters Project

Pool Units

Four of the five pool units will be offered each year on a rotating basis.

102602Gender and Genre
102581Literary Theory
102500Writing and Form
102497Writing and Ideas
102498Writing Practice and Tradition
102499Writing Process
102501Writing, Sounds, Images, Texts

The timeline for part-time students over four years will involve all coursework units listed above to be completed prior to the commencement of the Masters Project. In normal circumstances the coursework units will be completed by the end of the second year of a part time degree, although this can be determined on a case-by-case basis.



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