Research for Writers

PWR60003 12.5 Credit Points Online


  • 13 week study period

Contact hours

  • Online and private study - 12.5 hours per week

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2022 teaching periods


HOL Study Period 2 HOL Study Period 3

30 May 22 - 28 Aug 22

27 Sep 22

Last self enrolment:
12 Jun 22

20 Jun 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Jul 22

29 Aug 22 - 27 Nov 22

23 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
11 Sep 22

19 Sep 22

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Oct 22


Admission to  the Graduate Certificate of Writing, Graduate Diploma of Writing or Masters of Writing

Aims and objectives

In this subject, students will learn about the relationship between the concept of research as it is used in writing, the methodical collection of appropriate investigative materials and the publication of a researched piece of writing.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Identify and critically evaluate a range of creative research methodologies appropriate for the field of creative writing
2. Demonstrate practical skills in collecting, collating, and synthesising research data and the application of a research methodology appropriate to their chosen writing project
3. Conceptualise, methodologise, collate data, contextualise, and produce a writing project that includes a written piece for publication, a detailed plan, and a reflective researchers’ journey.


Courses with unit

A unit of study in the Graduate Certificate of Writing, Graduate Diploma of Writing and Masters of Writing