Online courses in Creative Writing

Part-time study in creative writing

Develop your creativity with a flexible Oxford University course. 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 take place in a virtual learning environment so you can study whenever it suits you, from anywhere in the world. Class sizes are capped at 20 students to maximise interaction between you and your classmates and tutor. 

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.

Find out more about the Certificate of Higher Education.

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.

A new online study option is now available.

Find out more about the Diploma


Upcoming courses

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 06 Jul 2020 – 24 Jul 2020
  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 06 Jul 2020 – 24 Jul 2020
  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 06 Jul 2020 – 24 Jul 2020
  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 06 Jul 2020 – 24 Jul 2020
  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Mon 06 Jul 2020 – 24 Jul 2020