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Institute of Continuing Education


Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

This course offers an introduction to English literature. It is designed for anyone who has an enthusiasm for reading and wants to learn more about the writers and their work in relation to their period and to other writers.

This course is based on the conviction that the skill of close reading is central to the pursuit and enjoyment of literary study. It will introduce you to techniques of close reading and contextual analysis, providing a stepping stone for further study and lifelong exploration of literature.


This course carries credit points under the nationally recognised Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). We offer a flexible, part-time route to academic qualification. For further details see the section ' Qualifications and awards'.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

07 Oct 2015 to 31 Jul 2016

Course duration

1 year(s)

Apply by

07 Sep 2015

Course fee


Course director


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at FHEQ4

Course code