Course details

Master of Professional Writing
NZQF Level 9

About the course

Graduates will be effective writers who understand genre, audience, and register, and the conventions of the various writing communities within which they are working. They will be able to engage thoughtfully and critically within their own and other people's writing, and have a knowledge of the verbal, grammatical and analytical skills that excellent academic and creative writing require. They will have the ability to think critically and communicate well, especially in text-based formats. They will have high-level skills as readers, writers and editors of their own and other people's work, and will be able to produce excellent writing in a range of forms and genres, They will be independent and self-directed, and will be able to carry a major writing project from inception to completion.

About the provider

The University of Waikato, located in the central North Island cities of Hamilton and Tauranga, is an internationally recognised tertiary institution offering degree programmes designed to produce job-ready graduates. Each year, the University provides more than 2,000 industry placements and internship opportunities, believing its students benefit from the chance to put the theory they have learnt in classrooms, into practice in a real-world employment environment.

When students choose to study at waikato, they gain a globally recognised education. In 2019, the QS World University Rankings placed the University of Waikato 266th in the world, an improvement of 135 places in five years. The University is also in the top 5% of all globally ranked institutions for research impact, meaning their research is among some of the most influential in the world.