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.

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Induction schedule

Check your course induction activities below. While most of these activities won’t change, there could be small changes to timings and locations, so make sure to check back here regularly for any updates.

Tuesday 19 September

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

Subject Meeting

Compulsory meeting for all students with information about your course and module 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 meet students from Creative Writing (MA), English Literature (MA) and History (MA).

Refreshments will be available

T300, Tonge Conservatory, Tonge Building, Headington Campus

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Library session

An introduction to library services with Subject Librarian - Joanne Cooksey.

Meet at the Library Reception, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

Thursday 21 September

Time Event details Location
10:30am - 12:30pm

Module registration

Drop-in session with the Student Support Coordinators (SSC) if you need help with adding your optional modules to your programme. 

G110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Student Support Co-ordinators

Your Student Support Coordinator (SSC) is: Lucy Trousdell

How to contact us Contact details Availability
In person G103, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Phone 01865 482985  

Other key contacts

Job title Name Contact details
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.


Semester 1 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

Writing Studio


Becoming a Writer, Dorothea Brande (any edition)