Entry requirements

Entrance is based on the submission of a piece of written work (less than ten pages) together with evidence of a commitment to writing plus an informal interview (which can be conducted by telephone.) Two satisfactory references are also required; based on this, students may be accepted on to the course.

Months of entry


Course content

This course helps students to develop their potential as a novelist, poet, scriptwriter or non-fiction author. It is taught by distinguished writers, with the support of a superb range of guest seminars and masterclasses by visiting authors, editors and agents, through our Institute of Creative and Critical Writing.
Our graduates have had their work broadcast on BBC Radio Four, been published in leading fiction journals, set up their own publishing companies, secured agents for their work, won places on writer development programmes, and been shortlisted for prestigious writing awards, including the Manchester Fiction Prize.

Information for international students

We enrol a number of international students each year and encourage further applications.

Fees and funding

Refer to website

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67

Course contact details

School of English
+44 (0)121 331 5595