Effective writing and the critical and analytical skills it demands is an essential aspect of a university education. Taken either as a stand-alone major or as a supporting subject, Writing Studies will foreground critical and cultural awareness, develop an understanding of how language works, and foster the creativity and intellectual independence which are the prerequisites for excellent academic, professional and creative writing.
Writing Studies is available as a major for the BA. Writing Studies may also be taken as a second major or as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled. Within the BA and BMCT a Creative Writing specialisation is also available. Details of the specialisation requirements can be obtained from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
To complete a major in Writing Studies, students must gain 120 points above 100 level in Writing Studies, including ENGL215, WRIT391 and at least 40 further points above 200 level of which at least 20 points must be from ENGL papers listed for the Writing Studies major.
To complete a supporting subject in Writing Studies, students must include ENGL215.
Note: Candidates must gain at least 60 points at 100 level in any subject(s) before enrolling in Writing Studies papers above 100 level, and at least 90 points at 100 and 200 level before enrolling in Writing Studies papers above 200 level.
| 100 level | 200 level | 300 level | Prescriptions for the GradCert(WritSt) and GradDip(WritSt) |
|ALED100 - 14A (TGA), 14A (NET), 14A (HAM), 14B (NET) & 14B (HAM) - Writing for University Purposes|
|ENGL104 - 14A (HAM) - Telling the Story|
|ENGL112 - 14B (HAM) - From Page to Screen: Literature as Text and Film|
|ENGL113 - 14B (HAM) - English.Confidence|
|ESLA101 - 14A (HAM) & 14B (HAM) - Academic Writing and Research|
|LING132 - 14A (HAM) - Introduction to Linguistic Communication|
|MCOM103 - Journalism and Professional Practices|
|MCOM104 - 14A (HAM) & 14B (HAM) - Written Communication for Management|
|MCOM122 - 14B (HAM) - Diversity and Communication Management|
|MCOM133 - 14B (HAM) - Introduction to Corporate Communication|
|PHIL103 - 14A (HAM), 14B (TGA) & 14B (NET) - Critical Reasoning|
|ENGL211 - 14A (HAM) - Food Writing|
|ENGL215 - 14A (HAM) - Creative Writing: Voice and Image|
|ENGL217 - Writing and Audience|
|ESLA200 - 14B (HAM) - Academic Written Discourse|
|HIST207 - Writing Historical Fiction|
|LING203 - 14B (HAM) - Language, Society and Culture|
|LING230 - 14A (HAM) - Exploring English: from Grammar to Discourse|
|MCOM292 - 14B (HAM) - Business Communication|
|PHIL204 - Language and Communication|
|SMST216 - 14B (HAM) - Television: Medium, Narrative and Audience|
|SMST218 - 14A (HAM) - Writing for Screen Media|
|WRIT260 - 14T (HAM) - Special Topic in Writing Studies|
|ALED325 - 14S (BLK) - The Teacher as Writer|
|ENGL303 - 14A (HAM) - Renaissance Poetry Code|
|ENGL309 - Going Places: Life, Literature and Travel|
|ENGL310 - Cyber Reading/Cyber Writing|
|ENGL314 - 14B (HAM) - Creative Writing: Creative Non-Fiction|
|ENGL316 - Literary Theory|
|ESLA300 - 14B (HAM) - Academic Research Writing: An Introduction|
|FASS301 - Digital Storytelling for the Arts and Social Sciences|
|HIST319 - 14A (HAM) - Digital Histories: Public and Collective Memories|
|LING304 - 14A (HAM) - Sociolinguistics|
|MCOM332 - 14A (HAM) - Professional and Public Relations Writing|
|SMST307 - Writing for Screen Media|
|SMST309 - 14B (HAM) - Propaganda and Advertising|
|WRIT391 - 14A (HAM) & 14B (HAM) - Writing Project|
|WRIT396 - 14C (HAM) & 14Y (HAM) - Work Placement|
Prescriptions for the GradCert(WritSt) and GradDip(WritSt)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Writing Studies at an advanced level in their first degree.
Current information as of 22 November 2013 1:11pm