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Creative Writing

University of Sydney

12 months
41500 AUD/year
29000 AUD/year
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The Creative Writing program at the University of Sydney helps you to gain a deep understanding of theories and histories of writing and develop the core skills of writing, structuring and editing. We give you intimate access to Sydney’s literary life, including a constant calendar of readings, performances, major literary and cultural events, and a host of celebrated visitors. 


The Creative Writing program at the University of Sydney supports all kinds of literary ambition in a setting that builds capacity, encourages diversity and experimentation, and supports professional writing. Fundamental to this degree are the core skills of writing, structuring and editing.

Why study with us? 

We offer Australia’s most research-intensive creative writing program, built on our strong commitment to integrate creative writing and critical reading.

The Department of English at the University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading centres of literary practice and research. Our teachers are leading writers, critics and editors. They are current or previous poetry or fiction editors of leading Australian literary journals Southerly, Meanjin and Overland, and have judged the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and Australia Council Literature grants, among others.

Career Pathways

If you are interested in improving your skills in creative writing and understanding theories and histories of writing, this course will suit you.

Some Creative Writing students have become published writers during or after their candidature or have found careers in publishing and editing as well as teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic English for Postgraduates 
  • Advanced Workshop: Novel 
  • Advanced Workshop: Poetry 
  • Approaches to Critical Reading  
  • Approaches to Genre 
  • Approaches to Global English Literatures
  • Approaches to Literary History 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 082900G 

  • a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit (65%) average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, including a major in a relevant subject area in the humanities or social sciences, or an equivalent qualification; or
  • completion of the requirements for the embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing with a minimum credit (65%) average, or an equivalent qualification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41500 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    29000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29000 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • Student Contribution Amount (SCA) for year 1: $14,500 (indicative only)

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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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