Taught course

Creative Writing

The University of Manchester · English and American Studies

Entry requirements

A First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent, in English or a closely related area.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Creative Writing offers aspiring fiction writers and poets a one year full time or two years part time apprenticeship during which time they will study literary technique through reading and discussing the work of other contemporary writers in seminars, and will have the opportunity to develop their own work via regular workshops and individual tutorials. Fiction writers may choose to focus on writing a novel or on writing short stories.

Information for international students

International students should submit an essay written as part of their undergraduate degree. Students whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 7.0, or a TOEFL score of 600 (paper based), or 250 (computer based)

Fees and funding

In most years a number of departmental and Faculty bursaries are available. Candidates applying for AHRC funding through the University of Manchester will be considered for these awards, the deadline for which is usually 1st March. Further information is available from the Postgraduate Admissions Administrator or the University website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment66
Creative work34
Dissertation (0 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
00 44 (0)161 275 0322