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Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing and Publishing

Program code: 5678
CRICOS code: 093730G

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing and Publishing

The Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing, and Publishing (GCWEP) program addresses the escalating demand for specialist writing and editing skills in all fields, channels, media, and genres within both traditional and new media. An accelerating international focus means enhanced employment prospects for graduates.

Summary

  • Program code
    5678
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    093730G

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved degree in any discipline; or

Post-secondary study and/or relevant work experience.

Unless otherwise stated, the minimum amount of relevant work experience is 2 years full-time equivalent (either paid or voluntary), with documented evidence (such as references).

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing and Publishing are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing and Publishing are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing and Publishing. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing and Publishing.

When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate.

Creative Writing

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 creative writing field is focussed on key skills, processes, and practices for students interested in pursuing creative writing and editing as a career, as research, or for personal interest and enjoyment.

Professional Writing

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.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative program fee

AUD $15,512
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative program fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing and Publishing for one semester in 2018. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing and Publishing can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing and Publishing is 5678. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio with their application for enrolment and demonstrate an appropriate standard to the satisfaction of the program director. The portfolio should include approximately 10 word processed pages of writing (e.g. assignments submitted in previous courses, workplace documents, creative writing manuscripts).

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing and Publishing is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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