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Graduate Diploma of Editing and Publishing

Graduate Diploma of Editing and Publishing (GDPU)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February

Overview

  • Do you have a passion for words? Develop the skills to make a mark on the modern world of publishing.
  • In addition to enhancing your editing and writing skills, you will learn book project management, book marketing and how to manage your own freelance editing or publishing business. 
  • As part of your studies you will complete a digital internship, where you will work with a publisher or book industry organisation on a digital book, magazine project or literary event. 
  • You will graduate ready to join the creative and dynamic field of editing and publishing with practical, real-world knowledge of the industry.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Diploma of Editing and Publishing, you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Editing and Publishing.

Career outcomes

  • Graduates of this degree may work as editing and publishing professionals in corporate, government and academic organisations across traditional and digital platforms.
  • Other graduates may also choose to freelance and work as copywriter or copy editors, proof readers and promotion specialists. Many practitioners move between in-house and freelance work over the course of their careers.

Entry requirements

  • Approved 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, in the area of creative writing, English, or other equivalent discipline.
  • For candidates with a bachelor degree, or equivalent, in a non-related discipline, USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Editing and Publishing can provide a pathway into the Graduate Diploma of Editing and Publishing.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

 

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 8
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 21520

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP. 

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

Got questions?

 

Begin your study journey today with Australia’s #1 University for graduate starting salary* and start the degree that’s right for you.

*(Good Universities Guide, 2020.)

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