University of Manchester
The course has 2 strands, in poetry- and fiction-writing; it develops an advanced level of knowledge and understanding of the literary and practical aspects of the writing, presentation, production and publication of contemporary writing; enables students to identify and analyse a variety of different forms of evidence for this purpose, e.g. novels or poetry collections, publishers' and agents' information, presentations and reviews, and provides the intellectual tools with which to apply such evidence to the critical evaluation and writing of novels and/or poetry.
A 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in English or relevant subject; English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 to include a writing score of 7.0, or 620 in the TOEFL written test or 260 in the computerised TOEFL (including 5 in TWE) or 103 in the internet-based TOEFL.
Modules include: Forms of writing i; contemporary fiction; reading poems ii: anthologising the contemporary; workshop in fiction writing i; workshop in fiction writing ii; reading poems i; writing poems i; writing poems ii; SALC placement.
Assessment is by a dissertation.
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grants are competetive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students; the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures also offers a limited number of fee bursaries on a competitive basis for Master's students; details are published in Feb/Mar each year.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Manchester||Manchester||M13 9PL||North West|
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