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Master of Writing
Master of Writing

Master of Writing

  • ID:UC640134
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Month:$40,800.00
  • LivingFee/Month:$1,406.50
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$700.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:$40,800.00
  • LivingFee/Month:$1,406.50
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$700.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Students should have achieved at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses in their undergraduate degree, which should have also had a strong written component.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

For students with an interest in professional, academic, creative, and technical writing, this coursework-based Master’s degree allows students to specialise and deepen their expertise.

Students will apply skills of advanced textual analysis and written communication to a wide range of contexts, audiences, and styles, and also connect their studies to the community and the workplace. By bringing together a diverse range of writing modes, graduates of the Master of Writing degree will be set up for diverse careers, from creative industries to business and government.

Students of this highly versatile degree will study, produce, and be assessed on their professional, technical, and fiction and non-fiction writing.

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MWRIT requires 180 points of coursework, with two compulsory courses:

  • WRIT 401 Advanced Reading and Writing
  • WRIT 680 Extended Writing Project

And a choice of:

  • WRIT 402 Professional Writing and/or WRIT 403 Creative Writing, and
  • 30 points (or 60 if only doing one of WRIT 402 or WRIT 403) from 400 or 600-level English courses, or another subject approved by the Head of Department
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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates of this applied Master’s degree will be able to:

  • apply advanced skills in writing to a range of professional, technical, organisational, community, and creative contexts;
  • write effectively within a range of registers and genres, and for a range of purposes;
  • respond to the requirements of different audiences and media;
  • engage the creative dimensions of professional writing and the professional dimensions of creative writing;
  • undertake research relevant to their writing tasks;
  • analyse critically the writing of others and apply what they discover to their own writing;
  • provide editorial advice for other writers;
  • understand and articulate the implications of being a writer in Aotearoa New Zealand/Niu Sila, especially in regard to te ao me te reo Māori, and the Pasifika philosophy of teu le va.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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