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Creative Writing, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #287 (QS) Online
Use your passion for writing to transform yourself and the world through an intense exploration of language. Apply now for this Creative Writing program at Massey University.
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Overview

The Master of Creative Writing (MCW) is a 180-credit programme at Massey University that can follow on immediately from your bachelor’s degree in any subject.

Learning outcomes

Produce your own creative writing to challenge your innovative energies. Discover new ways to unlock ideas and connect with readers.

Work alongside award-winning authors to write your own novels, poems, short stories, plays, scripts, creative non-fiction and more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical and Creative Research
  • New Directions in Creative Writing
  • Thesis Creative Writing Part 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • verified copy of your academic transcript/s
  • your current curriculum vitae showing relevant publishing and professional experience only 
  • a personal statement: a brief (one paragraph) supporting statement explaining why you would like to study creative writing
  • a portfolio of your creative writing 
  • confirmation that your creative portfolio is your own personal work

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • National

    4324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4324 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD
  • Not available for international students.

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