Mastering English Literature
This course is for graduates in any discipline from any university who want to return to study. The programme is ideal for graduates wanting to explore literature as an academic pursuit or as preparation for application to MA courses in English Literature and related disciplines.
Students sample the University's expertise in the fields of Medieval Literature; Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature; Romantic and Victorian Literature; 20th Century and Contemporary Literature; Literature and the Environment; Black British Literature; and Creative Writing.
This course runs for 10 weeks on Wednesday evenings, 6 pm to 8 pm with breaks for half-term and Easter.
Course dates: 24 January to 24 April 2024
University of Bristol Arts Complex, Woodland Road
The course will support you to analyse texts and write essays to graduate standard by refreshing or refocussing your skills for the purposes of literary study. The course is designed to bridge the gap between undergraduate and postgraduate scholarship, and participants will have the opportunity to work with specialist tutors to produce an academic essay that could be submitted in support of an application for postgraduate study in a literary discipline. Students will have full access to the University library and student study centres.
Guidance will be provided for students who wish to progress to an MA in English.
This course gives a taste of a range of Masters level (MA) programmes at Bristol including:
£460. Payment can be made in instalments.
15 December 2023
If you require the form in an alternative format, please email us at English-Lifelong@bristol.ac.uk.
|Members of the public who hold a degree are welcome to apply.
Find out about our students
"MEL turned out to be a good way to bolster my MA application as well as a practical preparation for graduate study. But it was also enjoyable and worthwhile of itself."
"I learnt a lot about essay writing and about close reading. I’d never done that before: unpacking paragraphs and seeing other ways of reading books than as a straightforward form of entertainment, which was crucial before going on to the MA."
"The well-structured course helped me to improve my academic essay writing skills and produce suitable writing samples for postgraduate applications."
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Please address any enquiries about the courses to:
Department of English Part-time Courses
School of Humanities
3-5 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TB
Tel: 0117 928 8924