One of the greatest pleasures of my working life continues to be the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University, a department with a real sense of family, achievement and celebration, and an ethos of nurturing and innovation.
- Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate and Creative Director of the Manchester Writing School
At the heart of the Manchester Writing School are our Masters programmes in Creative Writing, available to study on campus in Manchester, and also from anywhere in the world via online distance learning.
On our Master of Arts (MA) Creative Writing programme, you will explore and practice techniques and styles of modern and contemporary writing and apply these through the development of your own creative work. MA students undertake a taught element blending writing workshops with reading units and an elective, and then complete their studies through submission of an extended piece of writing from a proposed full-length book. The MA is available to complete in one year full-time, or two years part-time/online.
You will specialise in one of the following routes:
- Novel Writing (including Short Fiction)
- Poetry Writing
- Writing for Children & Young Adults
- Place Writing (Creative Non-fiction)
For more information about the Manchester Writing School, including profiles of staff and published students, and news items about events and projects, visit: mmu.ac.uk/writingschool
This course is available to study online (part-time only) and on campus. The main student intake is in September, but it is also possible to begin studying in January.
Please visit our Masters scholarships page for information on funding opportunities.