Swinburne University of Technology

Master Online
18 months
25500 AUD/year
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The Master of Writing from Swinburne University of Technology allows students to acquire the skills needed to improve their creative and professional writing. Students gain an understanding of the underlying principles and concepts of their craft and apply this through the creation of a range of writing portfolios of their choice.


Course description

The Master of Writing encourages students to explore the range of writing styles needed to work professionally and creatively in publication industries. Students will also develop their own writerly voice through learning and practice in craft, in theory that enriches their writing, and through research and long form creative projects. The goal of Swinburne's writing programs is to teach the writing skills that are needed for success in today’s writing and publishing environment, and to expose students to opportunities for publicationThese programs are designed to give students access to the best materials in print and online as well as to experts in their field. Students will be supported by online mentors and tutors.

Graduate skills

The Swinburne University of Technology  graduate attributes signify that Swinburne intends that its teaching courses assist all its graduates to be:
  • capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas
  • entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
  • effective and ethical in work and community situations
  • adaptable and able to manage change
  • aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Critical Friends: The Real and Virtual Support of Writers 
  • Journalism 
  • Research for Writers 
  • Real Life Writing 
  • Reading and Writing
  • Writing History: People, Places and Times 
  • Scriptwriting 
  • writing for Digital Media 
  • Writing and Praxis: Publication Folio A
  • The Creative Artefact: Publication Folio B
  • Creative Industry Enterprise
  • Creativity for Practice 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




150 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).
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.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider Code 00111D

  • A recognised bachelor degree in any of the fields of: creative arts, society and culture, education, health, and management and commerce or
  • Graduate Certificate of Writing or Graduate Certificate in Arts (Writing).

Tuition Fee

  • National

    25500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25500 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.

Interntional fee -A$3690 (per unit)


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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Swinburne University of Technology