BA English Literature and Community Engagement
Applications for entry in September 2017
The deadline for applications to the course to start in September 2017 is Monday 10 July 2017. We are holding an open evening on Tuesday 13th June from 6pm to 8pm at the Department of English, 3/5 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1TB. Come along and meet current staff and students, and find out more!
We are accepting applications now, so please do apply if you wish to do so. We will then be in touch as soon as we begin the admissions process.
A unique degree
The part-time BA English Literature and Community Engagement is unique.
It offers you a chance to gain an undergraduate degree from the University of Bristol, while attending one night per week, and to share what you are learning in the wider community.
The course has been running since 2008 and the first group of students graduated in 2014. Ellen Howard, one of our first ELCE students to graduate, has written about her experiences studying at Bristol in 'A six-year shared adventure in education'. Ellen's piece was featured in the Bristol Post: Speaker's Corner (16 May 2014).
An award-winning programme
Damien Moran, who recently completed the third year of the degree, was an individual winner of an Adult Learner Award as part of Adult Learners' Week in May 2013. Well done, Damien!
The BA English Literature and Community Engagement was also a runner up for the prestigious Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) annual awards scheme for 2013. The UALL Awards Scheme 'recognises and celebrates projects, programmes and practices that promote lifelong learning in the university sector'. The scheme runs annually and entries are assessed on the criteria of 'creativity, innovation, sustainability, impact and transferability'.
About our students
One of the aims of the mode and content of this course is to broaden the range of students who are able to study for a degree in the English Department.
We are proud of, and celebrate, the diverse range of students currently enrolled on the degree. Our students range in age from early 20s to early 70s, with a wide range of social backgrounds and experiences represented.
Most of our students work, full- or part-time; a few are retired; many have family or other commitments. Some students started the course soon after completing an A-Level or Access course, while others had been out of education for up to 40 years. This diversity is an important part of what makes any discussion on the course wide-ranging and widely informed – and we believe that it also helps make the course a shared adventure.
Find out more about ELCE by reading some of our student experiences.
How to apply 2017/2018
Information on how to apply will be updated in the next few weeks. In the meantime, you are welcome to view the application pack for this year.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Preparing for degree level study
Before embarking on the full BA course, you may be interested in our short preparatory course Reading English Literature. Please see our page on short courses.