Online courses in creative writing

Part-time study in creative writing

Develop your creativity with an Oxford University short course or award programme. Need an extra push to finish your novel, poem or play? Completely new to the world of creative writing? Want to improve your analytical reading skills? No matter where you are in your writing journey, or where you are in the world, there is a part-time course to suit you.

Short online courses

Our short online courses in creative writing include live-time weekly classes, day and weekend schools and flexible online courses.

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 but also undertake study in other academic subjects.

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Diploma in Creative Writing

Our two-year, part-time Undergraduate Diploma in Creative Writing allows you to strengthen your ability in four major areas of literary activity — prose, poetry, drama and analytical reading — as well as the chance to specialise in the medium of your choice. An online study option is now available.

> Find out more about the Diploma in Creative Writing


Upcoming courses

Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Wed 26 Jan 2022 – 08 Apr 2022
Online - live • Short courses • Hybrid teaching
  • Sat 12 Mar 2022
  • 09.45 - 17.00
Online - live • Short courses • Hybrid teaching
  • Sat 12 Mar 2022
  • 9.45am - 5.00pm
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Wed 20 Apr 2022 – 01 Jul 2022
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Wed 20 Apr 2022 – 01 Jul 2022