Interested in 2022 entry?

Explore our online prospectus for information about joining us next September.

Find out more – undergraduate prospectus 2022

Undergraduate courses for entry in 2021

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  • Benefit from the rich literary history and current creative scene of Manchester, a UNESCO City of Literature

  • Our Centre for New Writing hosts Literature Live, an events series which brings internationally recognised novelists and poets to the University

  • Access to The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, home to many unique resources including the archives of Elizabeth Gaskell, George Gissing and Walt Whitman

Why study English Literature and Creative Writing?

You’ll study more than a thousand years of English Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period, through the Renaissance to the Contemporary, while our Creative Writing courses allow you to contribute to the literature of the future. You’ll explore a wide spread of forms and genres from illuminated manuscripts to graphic novels and from poetry to postmodern fiction.

We’ll also train you to become an independent researcher, critical and creative thinker and persuasive writer. You can tailor your course to your skills and interests with optional units covering topics such as film, cultural studies and screenwriting.