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English Literature and Community Engagement, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
University rank #49 (QS) Bristol, United Kingdom
This English Literature and Community Engagement degree offers you the chance to gain an undergraduate degree from the University of Bristol and to share what you are learning in the wider community.
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The English Literature and Community Engagement programme from University of Bristol combines study of a full range of literature in English, from the medieval period to the present day, with a community engagement element. You will run a reading group or undertake similar work in the community as part of your degree.

Key facts:

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), 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Ways of Reading : Forms and Approaches
  • Poetry
  • Introduction to Literature and Community Engagement 
  • Ways of Reading: Critical Thought and Theory
  • Early Modern Drama
  • Between Men and Women: Gender in Literature

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • No previous qualifications required.

Access to HE Diploma offer

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    3200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3200 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
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  • Home students: £3,200 per year
  • EU students: £3,200 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £3,200 per year

Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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