Master On Campus

Creative Writing

Macquarie University

12 months
37200 AUD/year
21600 AUD/year
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Creative writing - expressing yourself with flair and accuracy - is a key skill for life and most professions. If you love writing and reading literature and want to challenge yourself to develop your craft and technique, the Creative Writing program at Macquarie University is your pathway to effective creative writing and non-fiction.  


As a student in the Creative Writing program at Macquarie University, you will undertake intensive practical workshops across a range of genres, including young adult fiction, creative non-fiction, short story, novella, novel and poetry. You will create, workshop, and develop your writing with peers and our expert teachers.

Key features 

  • You'll be taught by high-calibre teachers, including winners of university teaching awards and published writers.
  • You'll have opportunities to apply your skills in professional context projects, and to add value to your writing through a suite of editing and publishing units.
  • You can undertake a wide range of practical, writing-intensive units to further develop your skills.
  • You'll create an e-portfolio of your work and learn new skills in our state-of-the art online learning platforms.
  • You'll have opportunities to participate in weekly creative writing workshops for peer feedback and discussion.

Career Opportunities

Graduates launch new careers or develop and promote their existing careers in the arts, media, education and training industries, including:

  • Book publishing - editorial, public relations, and copy editing
  • Corporate, technical and copy writing
  • Creative authorship, including picture books, young adult fiction, adult fiction, poetry
  • Secondary, tertiary and continuing education creative writing, literature and English studies teaching
  • Theatre and film writing and production
  • Travel, social media, health, arts journalism and magazine writing, online and in print.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing Creative Non-Fiction
  • Short Form Writing - short story, novella, poetry cycle 
  • Literature and Writing in Professional Contexts
  • Writing the Past  
  • Manuscript Project
  • Digital Creative Writing & Publishing Projects

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International - We recommend applying early for your course to ensure you have adequate time to arrange your student visa.


80 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements


AQF level 8 bachelor honours or graduate diploma qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent, or

Meet two of the following three criteria:

  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent
  • Approved work experience, professional certification or other recognised prior learning
  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with a WAM of 65

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37200 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21600 AUD per year during 12 months.

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.


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