Creative Writing (MA)

During Induction week, make sure you follow your course induction schedule below, this must take priority over any other events. Most of these induction events will be on campus but there may be additional online events that you will need to attend or watch.

Next steps

Induction schedule

Check your course induction activities below - full location details will be confirmed by 5 September.

Tuesday 20 September

Time Event details Location
11:00am - 12:30pm

MA Creative Writing Subject Meeting

Compulsory meeting for all postgraduate Creative Writing students with information about your course, modules, etc. with Subject Coordinator, Dr Morag Joss.

CLC.G.06, Clerici Building, Headington Campus

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Postgraduate Lunch

An informal opportunity to get to know the academics and other MA Creative Writing, MA English Literature and MA History students.

Refreshments will be available

T.300, Tongue Building, Headington Campus

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Library Session

An introduction to Library Services with Subject Librarian, Joanne Cooksey.

Library, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

Thursday 22 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 12:00pm

Module Registration Helpdesk

Drop in if you need help adding on your optional modules for semester 2

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Key contacts

Job title Name Contact details
Student Support Coordinator Lucy Trousdell
Subject Coordinator Dr Morag Joss
Interim Programme Lead Dr Eleanor Lowe
Programme Administrator Debra Bates
Academic Liaison Librarian Joanne Cooksey

Reading lists

This is an indicative reading list of the core books used for your course's compulsory modules. There is no expectation for you to purchase any of the books, they are all available in the university library.

Once you have chosen your optional modules, you will be able to contact the module leaders to request their reading lists.


MA Creative Writing

Semester 1 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

CWRI7001 Writing Studio


Becoming a Writer, Dorothea Brande (any edition)

Semester 2 Modules 

Recommended Core Text