Diploma in Creative Writing info session

Learn more about this part-time course 

Watch our webinar with Course Director Dr John Ballam

During this webinar our Course Director, Dr John Ballam, provided an overview of the course, including the different study options, outlined what to include in your application, and answered a range of questions from those who attended. Watch a recording of the event below.

  • 0:00 Welcome
  • 2:20 Course overview and content
  • 16:44 Study options explained
  • 27:07 How you will be assessed
  • 28:55 Benefits of studying with Oxford University
  • 31:27 How to apply
  • 35:55 Contact details and how to get in touch
  • 36:46 Q&A session

Get in touch

Still have questions? Then get in touch by emailing the course team at: undergraduate@conted.ox.ac.uk

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Explore and develop your craft with Oxford

Expert tuition and small class sizes​

Our two-year, part-time Diploma 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 genre of your choice.

There are two ways to study. The in-person pathway takes place on weekends in Oxford and offers a rich combination of seminars, one-to-one tutorials and group discussions. The online pathway with a summer school in Oxford, replicates the in-person structure, using a variety of media to offer a stimulating and challenging learning environment.