Master of Arts in Literature and Creative Writing

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

The Writing and Society Research Centre offers a challenging, rigorous degree combining criticism and creativity leading to a Master of Arts in Literature and Creative Writing. The MA takes advantage of the unique strengths of the Centre which includes internationally renowned literary scholars, novelists, poets and translators, an important literary publishing house (Giramondo), the preeminent literary review in Australia (the Sydney Review of Books), and access to the vibrant literary culture currently emerging from Western Sydney and gaining national attention. The MA links theory and practice, and students can either concentrate on critical or creative work, or work with both forms. For students wishing to continue to a PhD, the MA articulates with a research pathway degree in the second year.


120 credit points.


  • Literature and creative writing

Standard entry requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in a related discipline
  • 500 word writing sample

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Parramatta City International: $44,928 Yes
  • Full-time : 18 months

Further information

Students may graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Literature and Creative Writing after the successful completion of 40 credit points of study.

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