The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma (PBD) in Professional Writing is a collaboration between the Department of English and the School of Linguistics & Language Studies. It is designed to provide students with a comprehensive education in the nature, contexts, and practice of the specialized types of writing that occur in professional contexts. Students applying for admission must have an honours undergraduate degree with a GPA of 8.0 or higher.
- Provide a comprehensive education in the nature, contexts, and practice of the specialized types of writing that occur in professional contexts (e.g., government, NGOs, medical institutions, trade associations, public interest groups, private corporations)
- Teach students how to produce texts such as reports, briefs, and grant proposals
- Help students understand the nature of genres, the vital role of a sense of audience, and the specific language required by different writing contexts
- Give students the opportunity to undertake work placements in various professional writing contexts