The University of Western Australia

Master of Arts - Creative Writing (By Research)

The University of Western Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00126G

The Master of Arts (Creative Writing) is a research degree designed for published creative writers in any genre who wish to advance their academic and creative skills.

Designed for

Creative writers in any genre


  • Taken in English, in any creative writing genre approved by the Board of the Graduate Research School. Independent, supervised creative writing and research towards the preparation of a thesis on a topic related to one or more aspects of the creative work. At the end of the program, students must present for examination a piece or pieces of creative writing prose, poetry or drama, which must demonstrate technical accomplishment and imaginative resource
  • and a thesis of 15,000 words on a topic related to one or more aspects of the work presented.


  • Creative writing of prose, poetry or drama

Standard entry requirements

BA (Hons), or equivalent research capacity, folio of creative writing of which a third has been published, critical essay (2000-3000 words)

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Crawley International: $67,600 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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