There are a number of distance learning courses available for writers
Below is a list of distance learning courses for writers that may be of use. There are many courses you can access both nationally and internationally, but these are some we have found that look particularly interesting.
- Start Writing Fiction (12 weeks)
- Creative Writing
- Advanced Creative Writing
- Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing
These undergraduate courses can be taken individually or as part of a first degree. If you are on a low income and do not already have a degree, you may qualify for fee remission. More info here:
Open College of the Arts
- Level 1: Writing Skills, The Art of Poetry
- Level 2: Lifewriting, Storylines, Experience of Poetry, Writing for Children, Poetry – Form & Freedom
- Level 3: Your Own Choice, Advanced
Each module takes 8hrs p/w over 12m, and are options on the B.A. Hons Creative Writing. If you are on a low income and do not already have a first degree, you may qualify for fee remission (though not on individual modules.)
University of Exeter
Their online Creative Writing Courses provide tuition in Writing Fiction, Short Stories, Poetry, Autobiography, Family History, Screenplays, and Writing for Film and Television. These non-accredited courses are delivered outside degree programmes – which means that as their students are learning for personal development rather than for academic credit, they can study with guidance from an experienced tutor without the pressure or additional costs of exams and essays.
There is no ‘typical’ student – they welcome learners of all ages and nationalities. The one common trait their students share is their enthusiasm for their subject.
The London School of Journalism
The London School of Journalism has a number of distance learning courses for writers.