The Master of Professional Writing offers a research-led and strongly practice-based qualification in professional and creative writing. 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.

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Professional Writing papers

500 Level 900 Level
Code and paper title Points
ALPSS500 Academic & Professional Research & Writing right arrow

In this course, students will gain the skills and confidence to seamlessly transition from study to work. This course works to enhance the 'skills...

30 24A (Online) & 24B (Online) & 24C (Online)
ALPSS590 Directed Study right arrow

This paper allows students from the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences to undertake research on a specific topic related to their...

30 24X (Hamilton)
ALPSS591 Research Project right arrow

A research report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical or practice-led investigation (up to 12,500 words maximum).

30 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
ALPSS592 Dissertation right arrow

A research report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical or practice-led investigation (up to 25,000 words maximum).

60 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
APPLN501 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics right arrow

The overall aim of this paper is to provide students with a critical awareness of a range of issues and skills associated with carrying out research...

30 24B (Hamilton)
CWRIT594 Creative Writing Thesis right arrow

This paper will provide students the opportunity to devise, carry out and revise an independent and original creative writing manuscript, while...

120 24X (Hamilton)
LCOMM583 Leadership, Communication and Transformation right arrow

Our focus in this paper will be on leadership communication, or the ways leaders and followers interact and the ways leaders attempt to create and...

30 24A (Hamilton)
LLTED522 Teaching Writers right arrow

This paper provides an opportunity for participants to build a professional community in which they critically consider theories, discourses, and...

30 No occurrences
LLTED523 The Joy and Disruption of Children's Literature right arrow

In this paper we engage with the depth and traditions of current scholarship in the field of children’s literature using texts from a wide range of...

30 24B (Online)
MEDIA501 Critical and Creative Approaches to Research right arrow

This paper identifies the constraints and freedoms of research methods, and places a strong emphasis on research as an intellectual, theoretical, and...

30 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
MEDIA507 Theory and Research in Action right arrow

In this supervised paper, students will produce a pilot study utilising appropriate research frameworks and methodologies to form the basis of a...

30 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
MEDIA508 Creative Practice Research right arrow

Are you a creative practitioner that wants to experiment with practice related research? This supervised paper offers a site for experimentation and...

30 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
WRITE503 Professional Writing Internship right arrow

This paper allows students to gain professional writing experience in the workplace, under the guidance of an academic supervisor and the specialist...

30 24X (Hamilton)
WRITE546 Creative Writing: Writing and Embodiment right arrow

A writing-intensive paper focused on the ways in which 'embodiment' is key in generating vital characters, shaping dramatic narratives, and crafting...

30 24A (Hamilton)
WRITE593 Professional Writing Thesis right arrow

This paper will provide students the opportunity to devise, carry out and revise an independent thesis focussed on a specialised field of writing...

90 24X (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
CWRIT900 Creative Writing PhD Thesis right arrow

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 24 Jun 2024 01:00am