Mmu creative writing masters




MFA / MA CREATIVE WRITING. Join the UK’s largest postgraduate English and Creative Writing community at the Manchester Writing School. Our Masters programme in Creative Writing will help you 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.


MA Creative Writing can be tailored to suit your writing preferences with routes including Novel (including Short Fiction), Poetry, Writing for Children & Young Adults, Scriptwriting or Creative Non-Fiction. There is a range of units to choose from, all delivered by practising writers.


The Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) combine a strong practical element with a substantial academic component, and all MFA students complete a full-length book under the expert supervision of the Manchester Writing School teaching team – distinguished practising writers and critics, working across the disciplines offered.


Creative Non-Fiction: Autobiography, Biography, Green Writing, Literary Journalism, Nature Writing, Place Writing, Travel Writing… ‘Writers turn to the creative nonfiction genre because they feel passionately about a person, place, subject, or issue and have no interest in or intention of maintaining a balanced or objective tone or viewpoint.


Summary. 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.


Established in 1998 within the Department of English at MMU, the Manchester Writing School is a thriving centre of creative excellence, hosting a vibrant series of public reading events, a leading programme of outreach activities, a major international writing competition and a biennial festival of children’s literature.


Study on our MA Creative Writing master's course and you'll be part of the prestigious Centre for New Writing, where we bring together world-famous writers to teach people how to produce novels, short stories, creative non-fiction, poems and screenplays. It's a place where talented writers and critics can meet to exchange ideas and opinions.