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MA Creative Writing

Course Description

“One of the greatest pleasures of my working life continues to be the Manchester Writing School at MMU – 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

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.

The Manchester Writing School is pleased to welcome applications for the Joyce Nield Scholarship for non-UK commonwealth students joining the programme in 2016.

Visit the MA Creative Writing page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

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Faculty Postgraduate Scholarships - 16 Awards

The Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science is pleased to announce we will be offering sixteen scholarships to assist students with financing their Masters studies. Students applying for full or part-time study on any taught Masters Programmes in the Faculty are eligible for these scholarships which will pay 50% of the fees for Masters study.MA Applied Linguistics
MSc Applied Quantitative Methods
MA Creative Writing
MA Criminology
MA English Studies
MA English Studies, Contemporary Literature and Film
MA English Studies, The Gothic
MA European Philosophy
MA European Philosophy (Aesthetics)
MA History
MSc Information Management
MA International Relations and Global Communications
MA Library and Information Management
MA Local and Regional History
MA Multimedia Journalism
MA Public History and Heritage
MA Sociology and Global Change
MA Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Master of Public Administration The Faculty offers a wide range of programmes at diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels in humanities, languages and social science, attracting more than 5,000 students from a diverse range of backgrounds. The Faculty’s postgraduate community is large and still growing; students are registered for the degrees of PhD, MPhil or MA/MSc. In addition, the Faculty is the location for a number of specialist research centres and there are a range of Faculty-wide, departmental-based and cross-University seminars held to promote discussion and disseminate research findings. Students are invited to participate in research seminars and attend performances, readings and events.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% of fees


Submit an application to one of the Masters Programmes in the Faculty for full or part-time study in 2015/2016, before 29th May 2015
Through your application to your chosen Masters Programme demonstrate excellence, commitment, and potential
Be a UK or EU citizen
Have a good honours first degree in a relevant subject.
Applicants are expected to act as a ‘Masters Scholar’ and make a modest, but important, contribution to the learning community in the Faculty – examples might include offering a seminar, leading a small undergraduate project, undertaking a pilot project with one of our partner organisations, or representing the Faculty in a university event.

Application Procedure

Visit http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hlss/courses/scholarships/faculty-postgraduate-scholarships/

Further Information



The Joyce Nield Scholarship 2015/2016 - Single Award

The Manchester Writing School at MMU is pleased to welcome applications for the 2015/2016 Joyce Nield Scholarship for students joining the programme in September 2015. The scholarship will assist a student from a non-UK Commonwealth country with the cost of an MA in Creative Writing.The scholarship will be awarded to an applicant of outstanding potential and commitment, and will pay 50% of the tuition fees for the MA, whether for full- or part-time study, on campus or online.

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% of the tuition fees for the MA


To be considered for the scholarship, you should:Be a citizen of a non-UK Commonwealth country (a list is available here: http://thecommonwealth.org/member-countries);
Submit an application to the MA Creative Writing programme before 28th August 2015;
Indicate at the top of your personal statement therein that you would like to be considered for the scholarship; (if you have already submitted an application and/or been offered a place for September 2015 entry, you can just let us know by email that you would like to be considered);
Through your application to the MA demonstrate your eligibility, excellence, commitment, and potential.

Application Procedure

Visit: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hlss/courses/scholarships/joyce-nield-scholarship/

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Students with an undergraduate UK honours degree (or international equivalent) in any humanities discipline may apply. Non-standard applications will be considered.

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