Master of Creative Writing

Master of Creative Writing

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: February, July
Processing time: 49 days
Application fee: A$75
Intakes: February 25, July 29
International tuition: A$36,000
Domestic tuition: A$20,200

Program overview

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, this course is your pathway to effective creative writing and non-fiction. 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.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



    Most postgraduate courses require a successfully completed Australian bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution and may also require a specific grade point average (GPA). Our admissions team will determine whether your qualification meets the requirements. MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENT: • Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in literature, cultural studies, media studies, education, librarianship, creative arts, or a related discipline; or Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with significant relevant work experience • GPA of 4.0 (out of 7.00) or overseas equivalent All applicants to coursework programs at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.

    Career opportunities

    PROFESSIONS: Graduates launch new careers, freelance or develop and promote their existing careersin the Arts, Media, Education and Training industries, including: advertising book publishing editorial, public relations, and copy editing corporate, technical and copywriting 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 TV script writing

    Campus location

    Sydney , Australia

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