Creative Writing at our Manchester campus is taught by world-renowned writers from the Manchester Writing School, the most successful of its kind in the UK, with over 45 published MA graduates. The Creative Director of the Manchester Writing School is the Poet Laureate, Dame Carol Ann Duffy. We believe that skilful writers must also be well-developed readers, and so Creative Writing at our Manchester campus is taught alongside English as part of a joint degree. This course enables students to study and practise creative writing whilst taking a range of option choices from the English BA and those covering American literature, film, television and cultural studies. You will explore genres and understand these in terms of their formal and thematic properties as well as the relationship between poetry, prose and drama and other forms of fiction. You will also have the opportunity to consider the reasons why writers make generic and formal choices, and in your own creative writing, you are encouraged to experiment in genres and forms, engaging critically with issues raised by each. In year three of the course you will write a long creative project of your choice under the supervision of a practising writer.