Course details

Master of Writing
Domestic tuition $10,863 per year
International tuition $29,800
NZQF Level 9

About the course

For students with an interest in professional, academic, creative and technical writing, this new 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 new Master of Writing degree will be set up for diverse careers, from business to government.

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

Entry requirements

Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.

Students should have achieved at least a B average in 300-level courses in their undergraduate degree, which should have had a strong written component.

About the provider

At the University of Canterbury you will get to enjoy the very best a university has to offer ' a world class learning environment, a vibrant campus and a great student lifestyle that's packed with opportunities.

You will gain hands-on experience in courses led by academics who are actively engaged in research and who are experts in their fields. The culture promotes active learning, where the vibrant community allows you to be who you are and do what you love.

UC's picturesque campus with modern teaching and research facilities is set in the heart of a city that has become a magnet for growth and innovation. Further afield lies a region packed with outdoor adventure, from the mountains to the sea.