Master On Campus

Professional Writing

University of Waikato

18 months
22720 USD/year
8306 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Studying Professional Writing at the University of Waikato teaches you high-level skills as a reader, writer and editor with excellent verbal, grammatical and analytical skills to excel your writing career.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
  • Creative Writing Thesis
  • Theory and Research in Action
  • Critical and Creative Approaches to Research
  • Professional Writing Internship
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22720 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    8306 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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

1470 - 2020 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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