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University of Sydney (USYD)

  • 36% international / 64% domestic

Master of Creative Writing

  • Masters (Coursework)

Explore and develop your skills in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and other forms of writing.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 - 1.5 years full-time
Course Code
MACREAWR2000, 082900G
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$6,566 per year / $6,566 total
International Fees
$37,500 per year / $37,500 total

About this course

Explore and develop your skills in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and other forms of writing. Gain a deep understanding of theories and histories of writing and develop the core skills of writing, structuring and editing. We give you intimate access to Sydney’s literary life, including a constant calendar of readings, performances, major literary and cultural events, and a host of celebrated visitors.

We support all kinds of literary ambition in a setting that builds capacity, encourages diversity and experimentation, and supports professional writing. Fundamental to this degree are the core skills of writing, structuring and editing.

Why study with us?

We offer Australia’s most research-intensive creative writing program, built on our strong commitment to integrate creative writing and critical reading.

The Department of English at the University of Sydney is one of the world’s leading centres of literary practice and research. In the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, we were ranked number one in Australia and 18th in the world for English Language and Literature.

Our teachers are leading writers, critics and editors. They are current or previous poetry or fiction editors of leading Australian literary journals Southerly, Meanjin and Overland, and have judged the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and Australia Council Literature grants, among others.

Entry requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor

Study locations

Camperdown

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Communications courses at University of Sydney (USYD).
86.6%
Overall satisfaction
82.9%
Skill scale
74.4%
Teaching scale
75.4%
Employed full-time
$60k
Average salary