The Master of Professional Writing offers a research-led and strongly practice-based qualification in professional and creative writing. The core paper is designed specifically to enhance the workplace readiness of graduates, and elective papers range across a variety of fields from creative writing to writing for promotional purposes and advertising, for digital media and for scholarly and professional publication.
Students have the opportunity to include a writing internship and all MPW students will be offered an on-campus professional writing mentor, who will provide professional advice and direct students towards on-campus writing opportunities. Candidates for the Creative Writing Thesis are selected on the basis of assessment of a portfolio of work; students accepted for the Creative Writing Thesis complete a book-length manuscript of publishable standard.
Study Professional Writing in any of these qualifications
Prescriptions for the MPW
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in the MPW, a student must have completed either:
a) a bachelors degree (or equivalent) with at least a B grade average across the 300 level papers, or
b) a bachelors degree with Honours (or equivalent) with at least second class honours (second division).
Students must complete 180 points from approved 500 level papers, and either a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis, a 60 point dissertation, or a 30 point dissertation.
Students who are ineligible to continue with the Degree may be eligible to graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.
|Best Practice in the Writing Classroom||ALED522||30.0 Points|
|Research Methods in Applied Linguistics||APPL501||30.0 Points|
|Discourse Analysis and the Language Classroom||APPL530||30.0 Points|
|Research Writing for ESL Graduate Students||APPL571||15.0 Points|
|Creative Writing Thesis||CWRT594||120.0 Points|
|Creative Writing: Writing and Embodiment||ENGL546||30.0 Points|
|Writing, Research and Revision||ENGL556||30.0 Points|
|Promotional Writing||MCOM514||30.0 Points|
|Writing in Research: Communication with Stakeholders||MCOM515||30.0 Points|
|Writing in Leadership Communication||MCOM516||30.0 Points|
|Researching the Media||SMST501||30.0 Points|
|Writing for Web Series||SMST506||30.0 Points|
|Writing for Publication||WRIT501||30.0 Points|
|Research in Fiction and Non-fiction||WRIT502||30.0 Points|
|Professional Writing Internship||WRIT503||30.0 Points|
|Directed Study||WRIT590||30.0 Points|
|Professional Writing Thesis||WRIT593||90.0 Points|
|Professional Writing Thesis||WRIT594||120.0 Points|