• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    89

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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.
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per 30 credits per year

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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