Master of Creative Writing

Macquarie University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

The Master of Creative Writing is designed to extend and challenge emerging writers to hone their craft in a small community of writers. The program's focus is on developing each student's creativity and writing skills, and to provide expert training for students aiming for professional publication. Students are encouraged to experiment, hone their craft, and to develop a technical vocabulary for critiquing their own work and the work of others. Specialist units in the degree engage with novel and short story writing, creative nonfiction (such as memoir, writing about place, personal essay), poetry, writing for young adults, and manuscript development. Students can also select units from the Master of Children's Literature. For those wishing to pathway to higher degree study, the degree can be credited towards a Masters in Research leading to a PhD.


48 credit points at 800 level or above


  • Creative writing

Standard entry requirements

  • 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 equivalent relevant work experience
  • GPA of 5.00 (out of 7.00)

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
North Ryde
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Further information

This course is available for internal and external study. Full-time and part-time study modes are available.

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