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10 Mar 19

Manchester Metropolitan University

Creative Writing MA

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There are some very good subject specialists on this course and several good tutors. The two-hour timescale for lectures/workshops for those studying a two-year part-time MA did prove restrictive, though I have benefited from some positive experiences. In addition, student cohort was varied and positive. The course will get you into a writing habit and during workshops you may find yourself writing up to 5,000 words per week for critique. If you are a ‘pantser’ this works to your advantage. If you are hoping to focus on format, structure, voice or exploring the age-range and market you are writing for, you would need to do so through your own research and self-directed learning. I studied for the Writing for Children and Young Adults MA. The course felt weighted towards writing for older readers and YA rather than Middle Grade or Younger readers as the characteristics of writing for these audiences are significantly different. Possibly because this course is a departure from the original MA, I felt it’s not yet found focus and structure. ‘Reading Children’s Books Two’, for example, preceded Reading Children’s Books One. Studying early children’s literature serves as a foundation for understanding the routes of children’s literature, but to study it in the second year, when the focus was on developing a contemporary piece of literature, diverted attention from the dissertation. The dissertation is self-directed study with three tutorials. The submission date falls in September. If problems arise prior to submission, those developing a sustained piece of writing had no access to supervisor feedback prior to submission of the dissertation. The feedback I received for my dissertation was less than 300 words. It didn’t feel enough to direct any future learning or make decisions about the future of my writing.

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Beth
18 Dec 18

Manchester Metropolitan University

Mathematics MMath

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Very enjoyable, have struggled at times with motivation

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Alice
18 Dec 18

Manchester Metropolitan University

Architecture BA (Hons)

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It's good

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Anonymous
30 Nov 18

Manchester Metropolitan University

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Brooks building is really boring and dead. We need more people in the building. Also it is too far from the train station

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Joah
30 Nov 18

Manchester Metropolitan University

Business Management BA (Hons)

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Vithula N
30 Nov 18

Manchester Metropolitan University

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Good so far

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Osama
30 Nov 18

Manchester Metropolitan University

International Business Management BA (Hons)

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It is not that bad I met new people and new life

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Mohammed
30 Nov 18

Manchester Metropolitan University

International Business Management BA (Hons)

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It has been okay so far but still not worth the money that I am paying

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Tlamda S
30 Nov 18

Manchester Metropolitan University

Economics BA (Hons)

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Good

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Thomas
30 Nov 18

Manchester Metropolitan University

History BA (Hons)

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Definitely does not cost £9000 to administer my course

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