Taught course

Creative Writing

Institution
The University of Manchester · English and American Studies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

September

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

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Email
masalc@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
00 44 (0)161 275 0322