Writing, Editing and Publishing

University of Queensland

12 months
34368 AUD/year
20320 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Writing, Editing, and Publishing (MWEP) program from University of Queensland addresses the escalating demand for specialist writing and editing skills in all fields, media and genres within traditional and new media.


Graduates of this Writing, Editing, and Publishing program from University of Queensland will develop the skills to make a meaningful contribution to Australia's vibrant publishing culture.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Writing, Editing and Publishing at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

  • Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing and Publishing 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamentals of Advertising 
  • PR and Professional Practice: Foundations 
  • Digital Media Theory and Practice 
  • Performative Communication Presentation and Public Speaking 
  • Writing Creative Non-Fiction and Memoir 
  • Writing the Novel 
  • Workplace Writing and Editing 
  • Industry Internship 
  • Individual Project 
  • Fiction, Ideas, Creativity 
  • Editing the Manuscript 
  • Writing and Publishing for Children and Young Adults 
  • Advanced Writing: Grammar, Syntax and Style 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


16 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
72 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 093731F

Approved bachelor honours degree in the same discipline.

Same discipline is defined as a degree in:
  • English
  • English literature
  • writing
  • journalism
  • communication
  • art history
  • history
  • law
  • other relevant fields from the humanities and social sciences.
  • To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.
  • Applicants are required to submit a portfolio with their application for enrolment and demonstrate an appropriate standard to the satisfaction of the program director. The portfolio should include approximately 10 word processed pages of writing (e.g. assignments submitted in previous courses, workplace documents, creative writing manuscripts).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34368 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34368 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    20320 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20320 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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