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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Master of Writing, Editing and Publishing

  • Masters (Coursework)

Gain the writing, editing, publishing, design and research skills to build a rewarding career in print or online.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
5681, 093732E
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$34,368 per year / $51,552 total

About this course

In a world of rapid change, there has never been a greater demand for the mastery of the written word. The digitisation of the modern economy has created a raft of new job titles, all of which require expertise in writing and editing - in addition to the jobs that already drive Australia's dynamic creative industries.

The Master of Writing, Editing and Publishing covers all stages of the writing and publishing process, and the skills needed to meet growing demands. During this one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) program, you'll develop practical knowledge and experience in writing and editing across genres including creative writing, corporate and technical documents, academic research in the creative arts, advertising, marketing and more.

Your lecturers will include award-winning authors and arts industry professionals, as well as an array of guest lecturers with expertise in all aspects of professional writing and publishing. Together, they'll provide you with up-to-date insights and industry knowledge across traditional and new media.

You'll learn about the continually evolving landscapes of the Australian and international publishing industries, and have the opportunity to intern at arts organisations, such as the highly respected University of Queensland Press, literary journals, educational publishers and trade publishers, including UQ's own Corella Press, which specialises in rediscovering nineteenth century crime and mystery writers.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Learn from award-winning authors and arts industry professionals.
  • Develop practical knowledge and experience in writing and editing across a range of genres.
  • Intern at highly respected journals and publishing houses.
  • Become qualified to meet the growing demand for mastery of the written word.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Author
  • Editor
  • Editorial writer
  • Content writer
  • Book editor
  • Copywriter
  • Digital editor
  • Digital content writer
  • Publishing executive
  • Online publisher