Through Writing studies at university, you will learn to analyse, create, and present arguments in a logical and structured manner. You will also learn to vary your style of writing to communicate clearly and effectively with your target readers, and improve your proofreading and editing techniques.
While you cannot major or minor in Writing as an undergraduate student, you can take courses in the subject as part of any degree.
Postgraduate programmes in Writing
UC offers the following specialist programmes, allowing students from any bachelor's degree background to build their creative, technical, or professional writing skills.
- Master of Writing
- Graduate Diploma in Journalism
- Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication
- Master of Strategic Communication
Clear written communication skills are a prerequisite for any job, and at any level of employment. Whether for professional communication, technical writing, or creative media, you will be able to apply your skills for a wide range of purposes.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
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