Fantasy Literature, Short Course | Online (optional) | University of Oxford | Oxford, United Kingdom
1 days
99 GBP/full
99 GBP/full
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The Fantasy Literature course offered by University of Oxford will be an introduction to the genre, and a strong emphasis on the Oxford connection, with talks on Tolkien and Pullman.


What you will study

Fantasy Literature is an exciting and ever-popular genre which imagines new worlds and alternative universes. But far from being merely an escape from everyday life, these flights of imagination allow authors and readers of fantasy to think about vital issues in the world we inhabit, and how we might address them.

From its beginnings, modern fantasy literature has been and remains closely associated with the city of Oxford and in this day school five members of the University of Oxford’s English Faculty will guide you through some of its highlights.

The Fantasy Literature course offered by University of Oxford will also look at fantasy literature in its wider political and global contexts, including its significance to feminism, and the importance of the blockbuster Game of Thrones. There will be something for everyone, and dragons aplenty.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • How to approach fantasy literature
  • First steps on the perilous quest
  • Dragons: From Tolkien and Beowulf to modern feminist fantasy
  • The glamour of voice in the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Fantasy Oxford
  • Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials
  • Why Game of Thrones matters
  • Storytelling in a globalised context

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 1 days
  • Part-time
    • 1 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • No requirements needed.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    99 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 99 GBP for the full programme during 1 days.
  • National

    99 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 99 GBP for the full programme during 1 days.
  • Course Fee - in-person attendance (includes tea/coffee) - £99.00
  • Course Fee - virtual attendance - £90.00

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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