The emphasis of the course is cross-cultural and cross-genre, pointing up the needs and challenges of the contemporary writer who produces their creative work in the context of a global writerly and critical community.
The MSt offers a clustered learning format of five residences, two guided retreats and one research placement over two years.
You will be set specific creative and critical work to be completed between residences and handed in to set deadlines.
Creative submissions in the first year must be in more than one genre.
Creative writing is a great way to stretch children's imaginations whilst also developing key literacy skills.
Developed by Oxford Children’s Dictionaries and author Christopher Edge, these creative writing guides for ages 7–11 are packed with practical tips to awaken your child’s inner author.
Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale.
No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
So if you want to learn more about creative writing (and get a chance to practice), get feedback on your work (and give feedback to others), and socialise with other writers in Oxford (a great opportunity to step away from that computer screen...), then come along and see what we're all about! These are the sorts of questions we will be discussing as the weeks go on and hopefully you'll see your confidence grow.
I haven't made it compulsory, but when you join I would really appreciate it if you could take a minute to fill in the two profile questions - thank you! • To give you the chance to practice your craft• To give you helpful, constructive feedback on your work• To give you a better understanding of the fundamentals of fiction writing• To socialise with other people with similar passions to your own What do you do during a typical meeting? Generally we will be discussing each others' work, with shorter pieces being read out loud, and longer pieces submitted (and read) in advance. Our Community Rules Be respectful, be kind, listen at least as much as you talk.