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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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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.


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. If your first language is not English, please refer to our Information for Applicants pages for further guidance.

Course dates

07 Oct 2015 to 31 Jul 2016

Course duration

1 year(s)

Apply by

07 Sep 2015

Course fee


Course director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Level 4

Course code