Master of Writing

Master of Writing

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: October 31
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: February, July
International tuition: NZ$39,000
Domestic tuition: NZ$11,303

Program overview

For students with an interest in professional, academic, creative, and technical writing, this coursework-based Master’s degree allows students to specialise and deepen their expertise. 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 of this highly versatile degree will study, produce, and be assessed on their professional, technical, and fiction and non-fiction writing. Students enrolled in the MWRIT will complete 180 points of coursework, including one 60-point project.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
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. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking TOEFL iBT: total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

Career opportunities

Graduates of this applied Master’s degree 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

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand