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Professional Writing

Studying Professional Writing at Waikato teaches you high-level skills as a reader, writer and editor with excellent verbal, grammatical and analytical skills to excel your writing career.

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.

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500 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
APPLN501Research Methods in Applied Linguistics30.021A (Hamilton)
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 in the area of applied linguistics.
APPLN530Discourse Analysis and the Language Classroom30.021B (Hamilton)
The overall aim of this paper is to provide students with an awareness of a range of issues associated with the analysis and interpretation of text and discourse according to a variety of approaches, as well as an ability to apply a range of analytical approaches and assess the value of these in the field of second language teachin...
CWRIT594Creative Writing Thesis120.021X (Hamilton)
This paper will provide students the opportunity to devise, carry out and revise an independent and original creative writing manuscript, while receiving supervision and peer feedback within a creative workshop environment. Students are selected by portfolio assessment: application portfolios due by June 7.
MEDIA501Critical and Creative Approaches to Research30.021A (Hamilton)
This paper identifies the constraints and freedoms of research methods, and places a strong emphasis on research as an intellectual, theoretical, and processual activity as well as the roles of interdisciplinary projects in creating unique methodological and conceptual media research.
MEDIA507Theory and Research in Action30.021A (Hamilton)
Have you got a topic you are passionate about to research? This paper provides students the opportunity to engage with primary texts in preparation for writing their dissertation. You will explore research design frameworks which will support the completion of a robust dissertation.
WRITE503Professional Writing Internship30.021A (Hamilton), 21B (Hamilton) & 21C (Hamilton)
This paper allows students to gain professional writing experience in the workplace, under the guidance of an academic supervisor and the specialist supervision of a workplace mentor.
WRITE546Creative Writing: Writing and Embodiment30.021A (Hamilton)
A writing-intensive paper focused on the ways in which 'embodiment' is key in generating vital characters, shaping dramatic narratives, and crafting resonant sentences aware of the sensory impact of language.
WRITE590Directed Study30.021A (Hamilton) & 21B (Hamilton)
This paper involves an independent but guided writing project on a topic of the student's choice.
WRITE591Dissertation30.021X (Hamilton)
This paper will provide graduate students with the opportunity to devise, carry out and revise a writing-focused dissertation, under appropriate supervision and guidance.
WRITE592Dissertation60.021X (Hamilton)
This paper will provide students with the opportunity to devise, carry out and revise an extended writing-focused dissertation, under appropriate supervision and guidance.
WRITE593Professional Writing Thesis90.021X (Hamilton)
This paper will provide students the opportunity to devise, carry out and revise an independent thesis focussed on a specialised field of writing studies, under appropriate supervision and guidance.
WRITE594Professional Writing Thesis120.021X (Hamilton)
This paper will provide students the opportunity to devise, carry out and revise an extended and independent thesis focussed on a specialised field of writing studies, under appropriate supervision.

900 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
CWRIT900Creative Writing PhD Thesis120.021X (Hamilton)
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