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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Embark on our Creative Writing degree and from the very start you’ll study and practise the art and craft of writing in a wide range of established and new forms, from prose fiction and poetry, to screenwriting and writing for computer games. You’ll learn from established poets, novelists and scriptwriters at our Manchester Writing School – writers who know what it takes to turn a flash of inspiration into award-winning words on the page. The course also has a strong emphasis on professional development, and in our practical 'Beyond the Page' unit you’ll look at professional practice in the literary industry and working in the cultural industry in general. In our workshops, you’ll study the formal aspects of creative writing as well as putting your own skills into practice. If you choose the placement route, you will be able to spend Year 3 of your studies on an industry placement. A placement is a key element of the course as it allows you to apply university-based knowledge, skills and understanding to the real world of work. It also gives you an advantage when you begin looking for your first job upon graduating. All of this culminates, in your final year, in a challenging creative writing project of your own. And for those looking to develop their craft still further, this degree is excellent preparation for our Masters in Creative Writing.**Features and Benefits**- **Teaching expertise** - You’ll learn from the experience and expertise of a wide range of leading poets, novelists and scriptwriters based at the Manchester Writing School, one of the largest and one of the most successful of its kind in the UK.- **Industry events** - You’ll have access to the many conferences, readings, research programmes, festivals and competitions run by the department.- **Build your network** - We’ll help you build your own network among our many partners within the creative and culturally rich city of Manchester.- **Placement flexibility** - You will have the opportunity to spend your third year on an industry placement.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : BCC - BBC

An English subject at GCE A Level is preferred, e.g. English Language, English Literature, English Language/Literature or Creative Writing. Subjects such as Drama, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Religious Education, History, Media Studies and General Studies will also be considered

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University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,500 students from more than 120 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 53 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 168
    127 75%

    14th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    17th

    13

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