Applicants should hold a good, Upper Second Class Honours degree, or its overseas equivalent, normally in a relevant subject.
Months of entry
The MA in Creative Writing offers aspiring fiction writers and poets a one-year apprenticeship (or two years part-time) 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.
Writers may choose to work on writing a novel and/or short stories and/or poems.
All students will have the opportunity to attend weekly workshops and masterclasses taught by Professor Jeanette Winterson.
More information about this programme can be found on the Centre for New Writing website .
Please note that both the full and part-time options are taught between 9am to 5pm. We do not offer evening classes.
Information for international students
An overall grade of 7.0 (with a minimum writing score of 7) in IELTS is required or 100+ in the TOEFL iBT with a minimum writing score of 25.
If you have obtained a different qualification, please check our English language requirements to ensure that it is accepted and equivalent to the above requirements.
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country.
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 thEach year, the School offers a number of bursaries set at Home/EU fees level, open to both Home/EU and international students. Details of the funding process can be found on the School's funding page where you can also check details of subject specific bursaries.
The Manchester Alumni Scholarship offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a 1st within the last three years and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course for September 2018 entry.
See also the University's postgraduate funding database for more funding opportunities, including the latest information on the new Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme.
ese 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
Course contact details
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- +44 (0)161 275 0322