#22 in the world
We're ranked 22nd in the world for Arts and Humanities in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
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.
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. 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.
If you are interested in improving your skills in creative writing and understanding theories and histories of writing, this course will suit you.
Some Creative Writing students have become published writers during or after their candidature or have found careers in publishing and editing as well as teaching.
Admission to candidature for the Master of Creative Writing (1.5 years full-time) requires:
All applicants for the Master of Creative Writing must also include a portfolio of 1,500 to 3,000 words of prose writing or 10 to 15 pages of poetry with their application.
IELTS 7.0 – Reading, Listening, Speaking: 6.0 – Writing: 7.0
Camperdown/ Darlington campus