The University of Bristol’s Department of English is now recruiting students on their BA (Hons) degree in English Literature and Community Engagement for 2013/14. This part-time undergraduate course, taught one evening a week, allows students the chance to learn more about the diverse uses of reading in life as well as to share what they are learning directly within the wider community.
The degree is unique; the first in the country to combine the study of a full range of literature with community projects. Students, from a diverse set of age groups, will be given the opportunity to develop a reading project within their local community, in settings which currently include libraries, pubs and community centres. The focus of the course is on utilising reading in a wide variety of places.
Fees are £2,550 per year of the course, an equivalent of £5,100 per full-time year, and are eligible to be waivered. Deadline for applications is Wednesday 7th August 2013.
Applications are still open for the part-time Reading in Practice MA run by the Centre for Research into Reading, Information and Linguistic Systems (CRILS) at the University of Liverpool. Exploring the role of literature in health and people’s emotional and imaginative lives, it is the first Masters degree of its kind to be concerned with the deeper ways serious literature ‘finds’ people, offering living models and visions of human troubles and human possibilities.