Master of Creative Writing

Massey University

Subject area

English Language



1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will have the capacity and potential to produce creative writing of a professional standard. Graduates will also have the capacity to write critical reviews and essays at an appropriate level of accomplishment, and will have an understanding of the publishing or production processes appropriate to their chosen genre(s).

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A Bachelor of Art, in Creative Writing, Expressive Arts, English, or equivalent, with a minimum B average over the 200 and 300-level majoring courses or; or a Bachelor of Arts with Honours, or a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Creative Writing, Expressive Arts, English, or equivalent, with a minimum B average over the qualification; plus a portfolio of work; a selction process applies.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$8,261 $8,261
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$12,736 $12,736
Total $20,997 $20,997

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $52,746
Earnings range $33,772 - $62,256
In employment 65%
In further study 25%
On a benefit 5%

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Scholarship information

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The For Better Initiative English and Foundation Pathways Bursary Award

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Massey University




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Heartland Bank Freemasons Scholarships

Provided by:

Freemasons New Zealand - National Office



$6,000 - one per Division.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 627 739
Phone: (06) 356 9099
Fax: (06) 350 2263

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