2024 entry (view 2023 entry)
BA English Literature and Community Engagement
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.
Apply direct to department, not through UCAS.
£3,700 per year, home students
Fees quoted are for 2023 entry only. Fees for 2024 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2023.
More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Unfortunately this course is not available to international students.
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, 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.
For further information on this course and to access the application form, please visit BA English Literature and Community Engagement.
Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.Go to programme catalogue
Access to HE Diploma
No previous qualifications required. 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 contact:email@example.com to check the suitability of their Access course.
Mature students can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to check the suitability of their Access course.
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 requirements
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 have one of the following:
- IELTS 7.5 overall with 7.0 in all skills
- GCSE English Language grade B or 6
- An alternative English Language Profile A qualification
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels
- Application form and interview.
- Full information about our selection processes for this course:
- The admissions statement above relates to 2023 entry. The statement for 2024 entry will be available in summer 2023.
- Regulations and codes of conduct we abide by to create a positive environment for learning and achievement: