MA Playwriting / Overview

Year of entry: 2020

Degree awarded
Master of Arts
Duration
1 year (full-time)
Entry requirements

We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class honours degree or its overseas equivalent in a humanities-based subject area.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
12 places
How to apply
Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MA Y N N N

Course overview

  • Prepare for a writing career in the theatre and performance industries.
  • Learn from practitioners on our vocationally-oriented and industry-focused master's course.
  • Develop skills in writing for performance across a diverse range of contexts, genres and themes.

Open days

The next PGT Open Day will take place on  Wednesday, 6 November . The event will enable you to:

  • Get an overview of both the University as an institution and the School that houses the subject area in which you are interested.

  • Explore available funding options and find out how to apply.

  • Discover more about course content through subject specific talks or taster sessions.

  • Meet academics and current students and find out more about life as a postgraduate student at Manchester.

  • Find out more about our world-leading research.

For more information and to register for the Open Day, please visit the link below:

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/open-days-fairs/open-day/

Fees

Fees for entry in have not been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2019 were as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
    International students (per annum): £18,500

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

Each year the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures offer a number of  School awards  and  Subject-specific bursaries  (the values of which are usually set at Home/EU fees level), open to both Home/EU and international students. The deadline for these is early February each year. Details of all funding opportunities, including deadlines, eligibility and how to apply, can be found on the  School's funding page  where you can also find details of the Government Postgraduate Loan Scheme.

See also  the University's postgraduate funding database  to see if you are eligible for any other funding opportunities.

For University of Manchester graduates, the   Manchester Alumni Bursary  offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a 1st within the last three years and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course.

The   Manchester Master's Bursary   is a University-wide scheme that offers 100 bursaries worth £3,000 in funding for students from underrepresented groups.

Postgraduate 1+3 funding   is available from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for students to pursue postgraduate study through a master's (one year) leading into a PhD (3 years). It requires a project proposal as part of the application. Information is available here:

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
PG Taught Admissions
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 0322
Email
Website
https://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/centrefornewwriting/
School/Faculty

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