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.
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.
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- Reading Units
- The Workshop
- Utopias and Dystopias
- How to Make a Children’s Book
- Crime Fiction
- Creative Project
- Teaching Creative Writing
- Writing About Relationships
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesCreative Writing Literature View 210 other Masters in Creative Writing in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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).
International2750 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2750 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
National1417 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1417 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
per 30 credits studied per year
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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