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 6 pm to 8:45pm, starting 26 January 2022 with breaks for half-term and Easter.

26 January to 1 June 2022


26 January to 30 March 2022 at the Arts Complex, University of Bristol main campus.

27 April to 1 June 2022 at the Barton Hill micro-campus in East Bristol. 


Reading English Literature is a short 40 credit course designed to help mature students progress to a part-time degree in the English department or to explore other opportunities for further study. It enables students to develop skills in literary study, critical thinking and essay-writing.

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

Course outline

A full course outline will be available on this page soon.

Course fee Course Fee £360. Payment can be made in instalments. Students from low income backgrounds are welcome to apply for funding support.

Application deadline: 5 December 2021

Previous qualifications/experience No qualifications needed. Open to the public.


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

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