Creative Writing (Innovation and Experiment) at University of Salford - UCAS

University of Salford

Degree level: Postgraduate

Creative Writing (Innovation and Experiment) (Taught)

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Course summary

On our MA Creative Writing programme you will develop work at the cutting-edge of new and evolving practices. You will take your creative writing to the next level so that it really stands out, making it unique and distinctively attractive to the current market. You will do this by playing to your strengths as a creative writer while engaging with fundamental issues in theories of literature and creative practice. The course offers exactly what the name suggests – it opens your mind, allows you to explore philosophical writing and challenges you to critically reflect critically upon your own creative work. This masters in Creative Writing course will be of interest to writers of prose, poetry, scripts, hybrid and visual forms. You will not be required to commit to any one form, and will have the opportunity to move between or mix forms if you wish. And whether you choose to study full-time or part-time, as a creative writing postgraduate student studying at Salford, you’ll be surrounded by inspiring creatives from across a range of disciplines. Manchester’s creative hub is a vibrant and exciting place to study, build community and nurture your writing talent. Learn more about our MA Creative Writing courses by signing up to one of our open days. You can also follow our #EnglishatSalford Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts, which are led by our English teaching staff so you can find out how we tell our story through English, Creative Writing and Drama. You will:

  • Learn from award-winning, internationally-recognised writers and performers
  • Have the freedom to develop your own projects and inject your writing with the rigour and depth needed to work in the creative industry
  • Graduate with a strong portfolio of work that can be used to establish your reputation as a creative writer


Modules include: Theory, text, writing; writing workshop; experimental practice; literary research practice; dissertation (creative project). Please see our website to find out more about the modules we offer for this course.

Assessment method

Assessment is through written assignments (creative, critical and reflective) (66 per cent); final creative project (34 per cent). Please see our website for the full entry requirements.

Entry requirements

Applicants to this course must have a good honours degree in an appropriate subject. You may be asked to attend an interview for a place on this course. You should bring an appropriate portfolio of work, clearly demonstrating an established creative practice. A portfolio should contain work that shows a good range of skills, some originality and knowledge of literature. Please see our website for the full entry requirements.

Fees and funding

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Creative Writing (Innovation and Experiment) at University of Salford - UCAS