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 or script. The MA is available to complete in one year full-time, or two years part-time/online.

Study Details:

1 year full-time (campus) 2 years part-time (campus or online)

Module Details:

Core Units

Reading Units (2 x 30 credits)

The Workshop (2 x 15 credits)

Dissertation (60 credits)

Likely Optional Units

Crime Fiction (30 credits)

Teaching Creative Writing (30 credits)

Writing About Relationships (30 credits)

From Historical Fact to Contemporary Fiction (30 credits)

Creative Project


Entry Requirements

In order to apply, you will need to submit a completed application form, a sample of creative writing, a critical review and one reference.

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