Entry requirements

In order to apply, you will need to submit a completed application form, a sample of creative writing, a book review and one reference. For more information please visit our website.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

At the heart of the Manchester Writing School are our Masters programmes in Creative Writing, available to study on campus in Manchester, and also from anywhere in the world via online distance learning.

On our Master of Arts (MA) Creative Writing programme, you will explore and practice techniques and styles of modern and contemporary writing and apply these through the development of your own creative work. 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. The MA is available to complete in one year full-time, or two years part-time/online.

You will specialise in one of the following routes:

  • Novel Writing (including Short Fiction)
  • Poetry Writing
  • Writing for Children & Young Adults
  • Place Writing (Creative Non-fiction)

For more information about the Manchester Writing School, including profiles of staff and published students, and news items about events and projects, visit mmu.ac.uk/writingschool

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK please visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
See website for details
International students
See website for details

Please visit our Masters Scholarships page for information on funding opportunities.

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Qualification and course duration

MA

distance learning
24 months
full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

The Writing School also offers a range of accredited Continuing Professional Development courses for teachers and writers interested in teaching creative writing in school or community settings.

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
postgradenglish@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 247 6969