York, United Kingdom

Literature on Location: Exploring Literary Yorkshire

when 15 July 2023 - 2 August 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 3497

Yorkshire has an extraordinary literary history that stretches from the medieval period and even before up to the present day. How has Yorkshire’s glorious landscape influenced some of the most important works of English literature? And what does it mean to think about novels, poems, drama and more in the place they were imagined and created?

On this short course, you will learn about literature written in and about Yorkshire, taking in the novels and poems of the Brontë sisters, Wilkie Collins’ groundbreaking detective novel, The Moonstone, Lawrence Sterne’s weird and wonderful literary experiments and contemporary writing from Kate Atkinson and A. S. Byatt, among others.

This course is offered by the Department of English and Related Literature, 5th in the UK for English, according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

Target group

The international Pre-university Summer School is open to all students aged 16-18 in secondary or further education, who are planning to enter higher education and are ready to get a taste of what it means to study at a top university in the UK.

You must have had your 16th birthday before your programme starts.

We welcome students from all nationalities and backgrounds; however, as we aim to have an international student body on this programme, we can only accept a limited number of participants from any one country.

Course aim

Gain study skills that will help you get to university and beyond, with our workshops, lectures and more:

16 hours of core subject content per session, designed and delivered by York academics and teaching staff
A taster of the University’s flagship York Strengths employability skills programme
Sessions on intercultural communication.

Fee info

GBP 3497: Programme fee - covers the academic and free time programmes, accommodation, three meals per day and travel insurance.