MWrit On Campus


University of Canterbury

12 months
29409 USD/year
8236 USD/year
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Writing from University of Canterbury is for students with an interest in professional, academic, creative, and technical writing, so this coursework-based Master’s degree allows students to specialise and deepen their expertise.


At Writing from University of Canterbury students will apply skills of advanced textual analysis and written communication to a wide range of contexts, audiences, and styles, and also connect their studies to the community and the workplace. By bringing together a diverse range of writing modes, graduates of the Master of Writing degree will be set up for diverse careers, from creative industries to business and government.

Students at Writing from University of Canterbury will be able to:

  • apply advanced skills in writing to a range of professional, technical, organisational, community, and creative contexts;
  • write effectively within a range of registers and genres, and for a range of purposes;
  • respond to the requirements of different audiences and media;
  • engage the creative dimensions of professional writing and the professional dimensions of creative writing;
  • undertake research relevant to their writing tasks;
  • analyse critically the writing of others and apply what they discover to their own writing;
  • provide editorial advice for other writers;
  • understand and articulate the implications of being a writer in Aotearoa New Zealand/Niu Sila, especially in regard to te ao me te reo Māori, and the Pasifika philosophy of teu le va.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Reading and Writing
  • Extended Writing Project
  • Professional Writing 
  • Creative Writing,

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students should have achieved at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses in their undergraduate degree, which should have also had a strong written component.
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29409 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29409 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8236 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8236 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 11,427 NZD
  • International Students - 40,800 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /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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