The final year of the Open University course begins on the 7th October! Hard work but extremely enjoyable. Hoping I'll make it, despite my caring duties. Would be great to achieve the masters in creative writing. Just a two year course, but I have learned so much, and even I can see the improvement in my fiction. Such a pity that university fees are high in England. It prevents people from taking these courses. When I was a young woman, all universities were government funded.