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Creative Writing

Manchester Metropolitan University

M.A. On Campus Online
12 months
Duration
2750 GBP/module
1417 GBP/module
Unknown
Tuition fee
Anytime
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About

On the Creative Writing programme from Manchester Metropolitan University, you will explore and practise techniques and styles of modern and contemporary writing and apply these through the development of your own creative work. 

Overview

MA students undertake a taught element blending writing workshops with reading units and an elective, and then complete their studies through submission of an extended piece of writing from a proposed full-length book or script.

You will specialise in one of the following routes: Novel (including Short Fiction), Poetry, Writing for Children & Young Adults, Scriptwriting (for stage, screen or radio) or Creative Non-Fiction.

The Creative Writing programme from Manchester Metropolitan University is available to complete in one year full-time or two years part-time. This course is available to study on campus (full-time or part-time) or online (part-time only). The main student intake is in September, but it is also possible to begin studying in January.

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 Master of Arts (MA) Creative Writing programme from Manchester Metropolitan University, you may decide to pursue MFA, MPhil or 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 
  • The Workshop 
  • Dissertation 
  • Utopias and Dystopias 
  • How to Make a Children’s Book 
  • Crime Fiction 
  • Creative Project
  • Teaching Creative Writing
  • Writing About Relationships

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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
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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • On the application form, you will be asked to give a personal statement and should use this to tell us a bit about yourself and give a good sense of what you have been reading and writing, and what has led you to apply for our course. 
  • For the creative sample, applicants to the Novel, Children's/YA and Creative Non-Fiction routes should submit up to 2,000 words of prose (a complete piece, or an extract/extracts from a longer work); poetry applicants should submit up to 15 poems; scriptwriting applicants should submit up to 15 minutes running time of script.
  • Both the creative and critical samples should be relevant to the specialist route to which you are applying to (Novel OR Poetry OR Writing for Children/YA OR Scriptwriting OR Creative Non-Fiction). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2750 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1417 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1417 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.

per 30 credits studied 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.

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