English and Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University offers a suite of specialist undergraduate degrees, and is home to an active research culture which fosters distinctive areas of postgraduate work.
The BA (Hons) English programme is at the heart of the Department’s work and covers both traditional and innovative aspects of the discipline.
The Department is home to the Manchester Writing School, which runs under the creative direction of Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, and boasts a highly successful MA in Creative Writing as well as ambitious outward-facing events and projects.
Under our MA in English Studies, three specialist named pathways are currently available: Contemporary Literature and Film; Critical Theory; and The Gothic. You may choose your own route from the units available to qualify with our general MA English Studies.
Doctoral study is available through the Centre of Research in English (CORE) – part of the broader MMU Institute of Humanities and Social Science Research.
The Department also provides a suite of short Continuing Professional Development courses and hosts the new Manchester Creative Learning Network, which builds on its successful Association for Creative Writing and English (ACWE) and Manchester Children’s Book Festival.