Literature, creative writing and film studies

Short courses for adult learners

Develop your own creativity and examine that of others

Courses in literature, creative writing and film enable you to develop your own creativity and examine that of others. You may opt to start (or finish) your own novel, poem or play, or to produce critical analyses of works in these genres. You may study the history and varieties of the English language and/or ideas about language, meaning and literature. Or you may explore the cinematic works of a country, genre or director.

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Many of our short courses, including flexible online courses, weekly classes (both in Oxford and online) and some summer schools, can be studied for credit, which means they can count towards a recognised qualification such as our Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education.

Oxford qualifications

Undergraduate programmes

We are delighted to introduce new distance learning study options for our undergraduate creative writing and English literature programmes, so that you can choose your preferred mode of study to fit around your work, home or family life.

Postgraduate degrees

Part-time master's and doctoral programmes for graduates. 


Upcoming courses

Weekend • Short courses
  • Sat 28 May 2022 – 29 May 2022
  • 09.45 - 5.00
Online - live • Short courses • Hybrid teaching
  • Sat 28 May 2022
  • 09.45 - 17.00
Online - live • Short courses • Hybrid teaching
  • Sat 11 Jun 2022
  • 09.45 - 13.00
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 13 Jun 2022 – 26 Aug 2022
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 13 Jun 2022 – 26 Aug 2022