You’ll learn from established poets, novelists and scriptwriters at Manchester Writing School – writers who know what it takes to turn a flash of inspiration into award-winning words on the page. The (Hons) Creative Writing degree at Manchester Metropolitan University 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 spend Year 3 of your studies on an industry placement. Placement learning 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.
Graduates enter a wide range of employment, especially media work and teaching, where their transferable skills are particularly relevant. Recent graduates have become school and college teachers, and gained employment in fields as diverse as banking and finance, manufacturing and retail.
There is also the opportunity to engage in further study and professional training, for example some of our graduates go on to study creative writing at postgraduate level in our Manchester Writing School under the creative direction of Poet Laureate Professor Carol Ann Duffy DBE. More than 85 former students of Manchester Writing School have embarked upon careers as published writers.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
4 years with placement
4-9 years part-time
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