18 months
26500 AUD/year
26500 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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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.

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Course description

The Master of Writing from Swinburne University of Technology 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 aim of the Master of Writing is to allow students to:

  • apply cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical writing–related knowledge and to reflect critically on creative writing theory and professional writing practice or scholarship
  • demonstrate technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories related to writing practice and research, and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice across a range of writing genres, styles, and research approaches
  • initiate cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level within and to creative and professional texts from the discipline and field of writing
  • use communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences related to professional and creative content production industries

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


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


150 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

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

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  • International

    26500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26500 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    26500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26500 AUD per year during 18 months.


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