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MWEP Professional Writing

Catalog id : 5680
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
February

 Tuition fee

International
27088 AUD
National
17440 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)87
TOEFL-PBT (min)570

About this course

The Writing, Editing, and Publishing (WEP) program addresses the escalating demand for specialist writing and editing skills in all fields, channels, media, and genres within both traditional and new media. The courses present students with the grounding to generate, edit, and publish a wide range of academic, journalistic, creative, and workplace documents. All the courses have a close connection with current practices in the writing, editing, and publishing industries because the staff have extensive and current industry experience. The professional writing field is focussed on key skills, processes, and practices for students interested in pursuing professional writing and editing as a career, as research, or to enrich their existing workplace practices.

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Eligibility Criteria

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

  • Approved bachelor honours degree in the same discipline.
  • Same discipline is defined as a degree in English, English literature, writing, journalism, communication, art history, history, law and other relevant fields from the humanities and social sciences. 
  • To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

 For International students:

  • Approved bachelor honours degree in the same discipline.
  • Same discipline is defined as a degree in English, English literature, writing, journalism, communication, art history, history, law and other relevant fields from the humanities and social sciences. 
  • To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.
  • IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7.  Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 7 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 7 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

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Course Modules

      Course Code Course Title     

      Part A:

  • WRIT7015 Publishing and Professional Practice

      Part B:

  • WRIT7005 Research Techniques
  • [WRIT7080 Special Research Topic in Writing, Editing & Publishing    (or)
  • [WRIT7100 Dissertation
  • *Note: WRIT7110 or WRIT7120 can be taken in lieu of WRIT7100

      Part C:

  • WRIT7060 2 Writing about the Arts
  • WRIT7045 2 Individual Project
  • WRIT7200 2 Introduction to Science Communication
  • ADVT7508 2 Fundamentals of Advertising
  • COMU7301 2 Communication Practice and Campaigns

      Professional Writing:

  • WRIT7025 2 Academic & Corporate Editing
  • WRIT7030 2 Professional Communication
  • WRIT7040 2 Industry Internship
  • WRIT7250 2 Advanced Writing: Grammar, Syntax and Style
  • WRIT7070 2 Editing the Manuscript

      Creative Writing:

  • WRIT7050 2 Creating Fiction: Ideas into Texts
  • WRIT7090 2 Writing and Publishing for Children and Young Adults
  • WRIT6110 2 Writing the Story
  • WRIT6055 2 Writing Creative Non-Fiction and Memoir

Note: Students may undertake a field in either Creative Writing or Professional Writing, or for students who do not wish to undertake a field they may select any combination of courses from Part C of the course list. Please be aware that some courses have prerequisites.

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

 

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