The deadline for applications to the course to start in September 2017 is Monday 10 July 2017. We are holding an open evening on Wednesday 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!
Our lifelong courses are designed to support, encourage and inspire. They aim to be an enjoyable confidence-building experience and offer the opportunity to progress to higher education. No qualifications are needed to apply (with the exception of Mastering English Literature).
Many people start their journey back into education with the University of Bristol. Our students range in age from 19 to 90 and our student community crosses all barriers of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, social class and prior educational achievement. The English Department has an international reputation for its scholarship and teaching.
Our part-time courses take place in Bristol and in Bath, during the week and in the evenings to ensure that these courses are accessible to a wide range of people (over 18 years).
We offer The Monthly Read, an enjoyable literary experience for readers who wish to share ideas. The Literature for Life short course reflects on the texts and how we respond to them. The Fiction Writing Workshops aim to inspire, encourage and support students.
The Reading English Literature and Ways Into History evening courses offer the opportunity to progress to an undergraduate degree. These pathway courses offer a bridge into higher education for mature students who may lack conventional qualifications or have been out of education for a while. No qualifications are needed to apply.
The Mastering English Literature pathway course offers graduates the opportunity to sharpen their study skills and progress to an MA in English.
Fiction Writing Workshop with Rachel Bentham
All bookings are made using the University secure online shop. Advance booking is required. Booking closes two days prior to the course start date.
Course information will be published in August. In the meantime, you are welcome to see details of courses that have taken place in order to learn more about what we offer.
Please read our Course Information Spring Term 2017 (PDF, 449kB)
If you find these courses of interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will contact you in the summer with details of courses starting in the new academic year, October 2017.
This course is designed for graduates in any discipline who want to return to study and sharpen their study skills. Gain a taste of the University's expertise in Romantic literature, women's writing, Twentieth Century poetry and Shakespeare. Guidance will be provided for students who wish to progress to an MA in English. Mastering English Literature will run on 10 Tuesday evenings 6pm to 8pm, starting January 2017 with breaks for half-term and Easter.
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This course aims to be an enjoyable and confidence-building experience for anyone returning to study. Share your ideas and particpate in classroom debates on classic and modern literature, explore poetry and prose, gain a greater understanding of Shakespeare and deveop your essay writing skills.
This course will also help you to explore your options for further study including the part-time BA degree in English Literature and Community Engagement at Bristol University. Reading English Literature will run on 15 Wednesday evenings 6pm to 9pm, starting January 2017 with breaks for half-term and Easter.
No qualifications required.
Would you like to know more about slavery and how it shaped Bristol? We'll be tackling difficult questions about the impact of slavery. Ways Into History will run on 15 Wednesday evenings from January 2017. No qualificatons needed.
An enjoyable literary experience for readers who wish to share ideas.
We will explore and discuss three works from the Nineteenth Century in which locations and interiors play significant roles.
Jane Austen - Mansfield Park
Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone
Thomas Hardy - A Laodicean
Wednesday 1.30pm - 4pm
3 sessions 11 January, 8 February and 15 March 2017
Literature for Life: Outsiders
8 meetings weekly 24 January to 28 March, Tuesdays 10:30am-12:30pm.
Classes take place in Bath
Literature for Life courses are designed for all serious readers and re-readers of any age over 18. Literature draws on and explores the big issues of human experience. We reflect on the texts and how we respond to them.
W. G. Sebald – Austerlitz
Rhidian Brook – Aftermath
William Shakespeare – The Tempest
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Department of English part-time courses
School of Humanities
11 Woodland Road
Tel: 0117 928 8924 Tuesdays and Thursdays