BA English Literature and Community Engagement

2022 entry

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Tuition fees
  • Home students: £3,200 per year
  • EU students: £3,200 per year
  • International students: £n/a per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £3,200 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study 6 year(s) part-time
Part-time study over six years on one evening per week and some Saturday schools. This course is only available for part-time study.

About BA English Literature and Community Engagement

This unique degree offers mature students the chance to gain an undergraduate degree from the University of Bristol and to share what you are learning in the wider community.

It combines study of a full range of English literature, from the medieval period to the present day, with a community engagement element. You will design and run a community-engagement project (such as a reading group) in a community setting as part of your degree.

This course is taught part-time on one evening a week over six years and is aimed primarily at mature students. However, students on this course range widely in age from those in their 20s to those aged over 70, and in prior educational experience and background. We encourage applications from those returning to education after a period of time away from studying. Each application will be judged on its own merits.

The Department of English also offers a range of short preparatory courses which may be appropriate for those who wish to progress to this course.

Please visit BA English Literature and Community Engagement for further information on this course and to access the application form.

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Typical offer for BA English Literature and Community Engagement - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
N/A No previous qualifications required
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
N/A No previous qualifications required
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
N/A No previous qualifications required.
Cambridge Pre-U offerNo previous qualifications required.
Access to HE Diploma offerNo previous qualifications required. Admission by direct application and interview. Applicants with a relevant Access to HE Diploma should have at least 39 credits at Merit and/or Distinction, or a good pass in the University's own Reading English Literature (REL) 'access' module: Mature students are welcome to to check the suitability of their Access course.

Mature students can contact to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer N/A No previous qualifications required.
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerNo previous qualifications required.
Welsh Baccalaureate offerNo previous qualifications required.
European Baccalaureate offerNo previous qualifications required.
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications

Specified subjects

We welcome applications from those who may have no prior qualifications but who can demonstrate their readiness to undertake the course; such applicants may be asked to complete a piece of written work as part of the application process.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile A
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

Application form and interview.

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International students

Unfortunately this course is not available to international students.

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