The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences recognises that written communication and critical thinking are essential attributes that graduates of our postgraduate programs should possess.

To help support our students the Faculty has partnered with the Department of Writing Studies to deliver a series of language support programs for Postgraduate Coursework and Higher Degree Research students. These programs are open to all students in the Faculty and may be especially useful for students returning to study after a period away, or those who completed their undergraduate studies in a language other than English.

The Department of Writing Studies can assist Postgraduate coursework students in two main areas: Professional/Advanced Writing which covers professional writing skills for students planning to enter the workforce or those already working, and Academic English & Critical Literacies Support which are appropriate for international students, students whose first language is not English or anyone wishing to improve their academic writing and critical thinking skills.

In addition to the award courses focussing on Academic English and Professional Writing the department also offers non-award Thesis writing workshops aimed at Higher Degree Research students to help polish their skills in preparation for PhD studies.


Postgraduate Student Adviser: Dr Louise Katz
Department of Writing Studies Website