Creative Writing by Distance Learning Open University United Kingdom

Creative Writing courses

Whether you’re looking to develop your own writing skills and editorial practice for your profession or for purely personal interest, our creative writing courses have much to offer you.
Choose below from our range of qualifications.

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Creative Writing

Degrees 

Stage 1120 credits
Stage 2120 credits
Stage 3120 credits
Total of 360 credits

How long will it take?

Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 6 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 3 years

Creative Writing

Diplomas 

Stage 1120 credits
Stage 2120 credits
Total of 240 credits

How long will it take?

Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 4 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 2 years

Creative Writing

Certificates 

Stage 1120 credits
Total of 120 credits

How long will it take?

Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 2 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 1 year

Why study Creative Writing with The Open University?

Since 2003, over 50,000 students have completed one of our critically acclaimed creative writing modules.

The benefits of studying creative writing with us are:

  • Develops your writing skills in several genres including fiction, poetry, life writing and scriptwriting.
  • Introduces you to the world of publishing and the requirements of professionally presenting manuscripts.
  • Online tutor-group forums enable you to be part of an interactive writing community.
  • Module workbooks are widely praised and used by other universities and have attracted worldwide sales.

Careers in Creative Writing

Studying creative writing will equip you with an adaptable set of skills that can give entry to a vast range of occupations. You’ll learn to evaluate and assimilate information in constructing an argument as well as acquiring the skills of creative and critical thinking that are much in demand in the workplace.

Our range of courses in creative writing can help you start or progress your career as a:

  • Writer
  • Copywriter
  • Journalist
  • Teacher

Looking for something other than a qualification?

The majority of our modules can be studied by themselves, on a stand-alone basis. If you later choose to work towards a qualification, you may be able to count your study towards it.

See our full list of Creative Writing modules

All Creative Writing courses

Browse all the Creative Writing courses we offer – certificates, diplomas and degrees.

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