24 months
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2584 GBP/year
1417 GBP/year
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About

On the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative Writing programme from Manchester Metropolitan University, you will explore and practice techniques and styles of modern and contemporary writing and apply these through the development of your own full-length book or feature-length script.

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Overview

MFA students undertake all of the elements of Creative Writing programme from Manchester Metropolitan University (a taught element blending writing workshops with reading units, an elective, and a dissertation), then take an additional unit about the publishing, literary and arts industries and submit a full-length manuscript: a completed novel or short story collection, poetry collection, book for children or young adults, feature-length script for stage, screen or radio, or book of creative non-fiction.

You will be introduced to professionals from the publishing industries, which may include literary agents, publishers, broadcasters and arts practitioners, and the School has strong links with many major arts, educational and cultural organisations. Our MFA model is unparalleled in coaching students through the development and completion of a full-length book under the sustained guidance of distinguished, practising writers and seeing those students achieve success in publishing.

Career

The Manchester Writing School is one the UK's leading schools of creative writing. It is also home to ground-breaking outreach activities, international writing competitions, series of city-wide literary events, innovative publishing projects, and the Manchester Children's Book Festival. 

These activities provide our students with many opportunities to get involved and develop their experience in a number of exciting directions. On completion of this course you may decide to pursue PhD study, or to develop a career in bookselling, agenting, publishing, editing, the media, or teaching creative writing. An unrivalled number of our graduates have become published writers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading Units
  • Crime Fiction 
  • Teaching Creative Writing
  • Writing About Relationships 
  • From Historical Fact to Contemporary Fiction

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
89 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to apply, you will need to submit a completed application form, a sample of creative writing, a critical review and one reference.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2584 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2584 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1417 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1417 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

per 30 credits per year

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

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