Why to study
The Master of Professional Writing at the University of Waikato offers a research-led and strongly practice-based qualification in professional and creative writing. The core paper is designed specifically to enhance the workplace readiness of graduates, and elective papers range across a variety of fields from creative writing to writing for promotional purposes and advertising, for digital media and for scholarly and professional publication.
Students have the opportunity to include a writing internship and all MPW students will be offered an on-campus professional writing mentor, who will provide professional advice and direct students towards on-campus writing opportunities. Candidates for the Creative Writing Thesis are selected on the basis of assessment of a portfolio of work; students accepted for the Creative Writing Thesis complete a book-length manuscript of publishable standard.
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- Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
- Creative Writing Thesis
- Theory and Research in Action
- Critical and Creative Approaches to Research
- Professional Writing Internship
- 18 months
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Creative Writing Linguistics View 11 other Masters in Creative Writing in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in the MPW, a student must have completed either:
- a bachelors degree (or equivalent) with at least a B grade average across the 300 level papers, or
- a bachelors degree with Honours (or equivalent) with at least second class honours (second division).
International22720 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22720 USD per year during 18 months.
National8306 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8306 USD per year during 18 months.
- Fees (Domestic): $11,558-$12,758 per year
- Fees (International): $31,615 (120 pts) or $47,425 (180 pts)
Living costs for Hamilton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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