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Master of Biographical Research and Writing


Course Description

The Master of Biographical Research and Writing is the only degree of its kind in Australia and provides training in biographical approaches and methodologies. It will equip you with a thorough theoretical and critical grounding in biography, including digital technologies and e-scholarship, and with the skills to undertake your own biographical methods.

The degree is for students who want to undertake a specialist postgraduate program in biography. It is suitable if you are a professional working in a variety of different cultural institutions who is finding biography to be of increasing relevance to your professional practice, an independent scholar wishing to pursue biographical projects, an intending PhD student interested in undertaking postgraduate research in biography, or if you wish to broaden your knowledge and understanding of past lives.

Typical Courses
• Australian Dictionary of Biography internship
• Biography and society
• Biographical practices
• Biographical research project
• Digital histories and biographies
• History and theory
• Oral histories and biographies
• Reading and writing history
• Writing biography

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a four year bachelors degree either as honours or a combined degree in a cognate area from an Australian tertiary institution or its international equivalent. Equivalent can be met with completion of either the Graduate Certificate in Liberal Arts (Writing, World Histories and Lives) or Graduate Certificate in History.

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