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Enrol now for the new Master in Writing degree

In 2018 we’re introducing an exciting new postgraduate degree – the Master of Writing (MWRIT). This qualification can be completed in a single calendar year, over 18 months, or as a flexible part-time study option, over a few years.

The best thing about the MWRIT is that it teaches the skills common to all good writing, in an in-depth and advanced way, while at the same time allowing students to specialise in the particular kinds of writing they’re most passionate about. The core paper concentrates on the fundamental skills of good writing and explores how these operate differently in different genres. Students can then choose to specialise in creative, professional, or scholarly writing, or a combination of all three. An extended writing project, supervised by an expert member of staff, allows each student to round off their degree by completing a long piece of writing in a style, and on a topic of their choice.

In this way, the degree caters for those who want to develop their creative writing skills, while at the same time qualifying them for employment as writers – what better way to pay the bills while still pursuing their creative aspirations? It also caters for those whose main aim is to follow a career in the growing field of professional and technical writing – whether in the commercial, community, government or digital sectors – while also enhancing their appreciation and mastery of the creative dimensions of all writing.

To find out more about this exciting new course please contact Philip Armstrong: Philip.armstrong@canterbury.ac.nz

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