Creative Writing, English Literature and Linguistics

Our Creative Writing, English Literature and Linguistics area boasts over ninety internationally recognised researchers creating exciting new work, from poetry and creative writing, to literary criticism, film studies and linguistics.

We are an integral part of Manchester’s ‘hunger for new ideas’ and position the humanities at the centre of this mission.

Researchers work in partnership with many cultural institutions, from theatre companies, museums to libraries, archives and galleries, communicating research beyond the University to local, regional and international audiences.

Check if you meet our standard university entrance requirements for research degrees. For details on applying see our project adverts below. You will also find it helpful to consult the fees and funding page for potential Home/EU and Overseas students.

For enquiries around your project or interests in your subject area, please contact the research degrees team at

For direct application queries, please contact

If you do not find what you are looking for on this page - why not come along to Manchester Metropolitan's next Postgraduate Courses Fair or book a place on an online Postgraduate Course event?

Self-funded Research Degree Opportunities

Unless a specific date is given, the self-funded opportunities are open throughout the year.

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