Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Writing Studies

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    Duration
    3 Year Full Time
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    Course Type
    Bachelor Degree
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    Location
    On Campus
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    Level
    7
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    Credits
    360

About Course

With a BA you gain an internationally recognised degree, leading to diverse career opportunities. Through your study you will develop sector-specific analytical abilities and research experience, well-honed written and verbal communication skills, and a broad perspective on the world and its various cultures.

Writing Studies at Waikato offers a writing-intensive learning experience that will enable you to grow as a writer no matter where your interest lies. It will give you the research skills needed to write convincingly about the past, or create a vivid sense of the contemporary world. It will develop the reading and analytical skills essential for effective writing.

You can structure your Writing Studies programme to suit your interests and needs. There are papers offered in:

Creative writing
Literary non-fiction, including food writing
Business communication
Professional speaking and speech writing
Public relations writing
The philosophy of language and communication
Understanding the requirements of specific audiences and readers
Science communication
Writing for screen media
Theories of reading
Academic writing and research.
Writing Studies graduates seek employment opportunities working for newspapers and magazines, central and local government, schools, the media, theatres and publishing houses. Writing Studies also lends itself to a freelance career.


Career Opportunities

Copy Writer
Digital and Broadcast Media Writer
Journalist
Literary Non-Fiction Writer
Public Relations Practitioner
Report Writer
Speech Writer

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Eligibility Criteria

Entry requirements vary from country to country.

You can apply if you have international academic qualification equivalent to NCEA University Entrance. All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For more details, please visit university website.

Students must demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English. The University's English language entry requirements are: IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 overall (no band less than 5.5); iBT (internet based) TOEFL - 80 with a score of 21 in writing; Pearson PTE Academic - Overall score of 50 with no PTE communicative skills below 42; Waikato Pathways - Successful completion of Level 7 with a B grade average in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English (CAAE) program.

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