Part-time study in creative writing at Oxford University
Need an extra push to finish your novel, poem or play? Looking for a low-residency master's degree? Or perhaps you're just beginning in creative writing? No matter where you are in your writing journey, we have a part-time, flexible course for you.
- Online courses
- Summer schools
- Undergraduate Diploma in Creative Writing
- Master's in Creative Writing
Short online courses
Our short online courses in creative writing cover all genres: fiction, poetry, memoir, creative nonfiction, drama, writing for young adults and critical reading. There are courses for beginners and options for those with experience.
Classes take place in a virtual learning environment so you can study whenever it suits you, from anywhere in the world. Class sizes are kept small to maximise interaction between you and your classmates and tutor in the online forums.
Join us this summer for accredited and non-accredited creative writing summer courses and spend a week or longer in Oxford, immersed in your craft. Courses take place at Rewley House and at Oxford's historic colleges.
Flexible award and degree programmes
Delve deeper into creative writing and gain an Oxford award or degree part-time. At undergraduate level, we have the Diploma in Creative Writing, which can be studied mainly online; at postgraduate level we offer a Master's in Creative Writing. Students on both programmes come from a variety of backgrounds and from many countries around the world.
Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education
Credit earned from our short online courses is transferable towards our Certificate of Higher Education - a part-time undergraduate course in which you study a main subject discipline (such as creative writing) but also undertake study in other academic subjects. Ideal for lifelong learners: the credits you obtain from taking weekly classes, short online courses and attendance at the Oxford University Summer School for Adults all count towards your final award.
> Find out more about the Certificate of Higher Education.