Master of Professional Writing

University of Waikato

Subject area

Written Communication



1.5 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will be effective writers who understand genre, audience, and register, and the conventions of the various writing communities within which they are working. They will be able to engage thoughtfully and critically within their own and other people's writing, and have a knowledge of the verbal, grammatical and analytical skills that excellent academic and creative writing require. They will have the ability to think critically and communicate well, especially in text-based formats. They will have high-level skills as readers, writers and editors of their own and other people's work, and will be able to produce excellent writing in a range of forms and genres, They will be independent and self-directed, and will be able to carry a major writing project from inception to completion.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Bachelors degree or equivalent, completed at a specified minimum level of attainment.

Detailed requirements

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


1.5 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,368 $11,051
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$6,484 $9,726
Total $13,852 $20,777

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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 $46,115
Earnings range $27,058 - $57,578
In employment 73%
In further study 23%
On a benefit N/A

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Scholarship information

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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 924 528
Phone: (07) 838 4448
Fax: (07) 838 4253

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Where does this information come from?

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NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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