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Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Far from having a deceptive name, Creative Writing is exactly what it says on the tin. Creative Writing degrees will cover all aspects of writing, from fiction to nonfiction, poetry to scriptwriting, encapsulating a myriad of different styles to help you flourish as a writer.

Digging deeper into subject interests can help you in a number of ways:

  • Confirm whether this is (or isn't) something you would be interested in enough to want to study it at university either as the focus of your degree or a minor/elective

  • Give you some inspiration to use when creating your questions and topics for IA's (coursework) and your Extended Essay

  • Provide you with content for your university application writing in the future, enabling you to reflect on the things you've been doing to explore your interests in a way that is academically relevant to the course or institution you are applying for.

Useful Resources

Summer Schools in Europe
The most complete directory of summer courses in Europe. It includes courses for high school, undergraduate and graduate students, so ensure you read the descriptions to find options right for you.
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Young Writer Programmes
Events | Conferences
Gain an immersive experience of Writing alongside top professionals. Choose below either our Young Writer Weekend or our Young Writer Summer Experience.
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Online Course
Coursera is an online platform for distance learning. They have a range of free courses delivered by universities. Search in this section to find courses of interest to you, often these are courses you can follow at your own pace.
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Online Course
The X Series courses on the EdX platform are free online courses delivered by universities and aimed at helping you explore areas of interest.
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Online Course
FutureLearn is a free online platform where universities from around the globe host FREE online courses you can undertake in your areas of interest. Browse courses by categories or use the search bar to find courses relevant to your interests
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Fantasy Literature
Oxford is a natural home to fantasy literature with those who worked or studied here having written so many famous and influential texts (e.g. Lewis Carroll (C. L. Dodgson), C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Susan Cooper, Diana Wynne Jones, Alan Garner, and Philip Pullman to name but a few) – leading to the notion of an ‘Oxford School of Fantasy’. These lectures, short talks, and interviews seek to take listeners into these works and these writers and beyond.
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Books to change the world | Taster Lecture
Recorded Lecture
From vampires to comic books, this recording of a taster lecture investigates writing and reading practices that make a tangible difference to our communities and to the wider world.
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These videos bring you cutting-edge research from Oxford's graduate students on a wide range of topics - from climate change and colonialism, to microbiomes and mathematical logic. Each video offers an introduction to a new topic, plus lots of activities and further resources to explore. When you click on a topic, you will be asked a few questions and then you will be able to play the video you've chosen.
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Springpod Virtual Work Experience
Work Experience
Virtual work experience Opportunities across a range of companies and sectors. Most of them are free.
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Zooniverse - Real Science Online
Work Experience | Website
Online Crowd Science Projects that you can contribute to
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