MA Playwriting / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Arts
- 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.
- Number of places/applicants
- 12 places
- How to apply
- Apply online
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- 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.
Each year, there are two Open Days for SALC master's programmes: November and May.
The details for the May Open Day will be posted here as soon as they are finalised.
Our open days are designed to 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.
Fees for entry in have not been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2019 were as follows:
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).
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.
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- Contact name
- PG Taught Admissions
- +44 (0)161 275 0322
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