Reading English Literature

This course aims to be an enjoyable introduction to the study of classic and modern literature. Share your ideas, explore poetry and gain a greater understanding of Shakespeare.


15 Wednesday evenings 6pm to 8.45pm, starting January 2020 with breaks for half-term and Easter. 

15 January to 20 May 2020

Where Classes mostly take place at St Pauls Learning Centre, 94 Grosvenor Road, Bristol BS2 8XJ. There will be a few sessions later in the course at University of Bristol, Arts Complex, Woodland Road, BS8 1TB. You will be given the dates. 

This course aims to build student confidence through discussion of literary texts. You will be given support to develop your essay writing skills. The course fee includes a trip to a theatre in Bristol to see a Shakespeare play which is then studied in class.

Students will have full access to the University library, student study centres and student support services.

This course also helps you explore your options for further study. You will be supported to apply for degree courses including our part-time BA degree in English Literature and Community Engagement at Bristol University. Other options include the Foundation in Arts and Humanities (Cert HE).

Course fee Course Fee £350. Payment can be made in instalments. Students from low income backgrounds are welcome to apply for funding support.
Previous qualifications/experience No qualifications needed. Open to the public.

Further information

Reading English Literature course information 2020 (PDF, 415kB)

Application deadline extended to Thursday 19 December 2019

There are a few places left.  We recommend applying as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Late applications will be considered.




Please address any enquiries about the courses to:

Department of English Part-time Courses
School of Humanities
11 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TB

Tel: 0117 928 8924

Application deadline

4 November 2019

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