Join our MFA/MA Creative Writing programme at one of the UK’s largest and most successful literary centres, Manchester Met’s Manchester Writing School.
The School’s Creative Director is Carol Ann Duffy DBE (Poet Laureate 2009-2019), who teaches alongside a team of distinguished practising writers and critics including Jean Sprackland, Helen Mort, Andrew McMillan and Jennifer Makumbi.
Our Masters programme in Creative Writing will help you to develop your writing skills through a blend of writing workshops and reading units, allowing you to explore the techniques and styles of modern and contemporary literature.
You will have the option to follow a specialist route, including for our online learning programme a pathway in Creative Non-Fiction, which explores the writing and reading of true stories, for example Autobiography, Biography, Green Writing, Nature Writing, Place Writing and Travel Writing amongst others. Other specialist routes include Novel, Poetry, Writing for Children & Young Adults and Scriptwriting.
More than 95 of our students and graduates have embarked upon publishing careers, launching first books, with many more achieving publication in journals and magazines. Our alumni include winners of the Costa First Novel Award, Forward Poetry Prize and Yale Windham-Campell Prize, and a long-listing for the Man Booker Prize.
The MA/MFA is available to study on campus, or from anywhere in the world via online distance learning.
Applications for MA/MFA Creative Writing, as well as other masters offered by our Department of English including MA English Studies and MA Publishing, are now open. Click here to apply now.