Creative Writing

Massey University

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12 months
4276 USD/year
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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.


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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • National

    4276 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4276 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD
  • Not available for international students.


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.

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!

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Creative Writing
Massey University