Manchester Metropolitan University

Professional Development & Short Courses

Alongside our full- and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the Department of English offers a range of stand-alone short courses. Available to study as discrete, one-off units, many of these courses also provide the option to accrue credits towards a postgraduate qualification in either Creative Writing or English Studies.

Encompassing a range of critical and creative subjects, our short courses are delivered by a team of fully research-active staff, widely published writers and industry-standard journalists.

The department also offers a number of continuing professional development (CPD) courses, delivering a range of skills and development opportunities to teachers, lecturers and other arts and education professionals.


Manchester Writing School- Creative Writing Summer School

Delivered by the Manchester Writing School, our creative short courses are vocationally led programmes, in creative writing, creative practitioning and specialist writing skills.

Literature & Film

Writing Skills for Researchers

Validated at Master’s level, our Literature & Film short courses offer compact programmes, in specific strands of literary criticism and thought.

The Gothic

The Rise of the Gothic

As part of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies, our short courses on The Gothic offer a specialist suite of programmes on Gothic texts.