University Centre Tonbridge

Engaging courses for part-time study


Short courses at Medway

Our short course programme allows you to spend time exploring a subject purely for interest among like-minded people, without formal assessment as well as offering an ideal starting point in gaining the confidence to join one of our part-time degree-level programmes.

This new programme of lectures at Medway in association with Medway U3A, comprises popular courses/lectures previously held at the University's Tonbridge Centre.

Please note: the lectures in association with Medway U3A are being held at the University of Kent Medway Campus, Medway Building, North Road, Chatham Maritime, ME4 4AG. Detailed parking information will be sent with course confirmations. Numerous buses operated by Arriva pass through or near the campus: view the Arriva website to plan your journey.

Medway Lecture 4 November

History

Elizabeth I’s Men: Patriots or Profiteers?
Tutor: Julia Cruse PhD
Study morning: Saturday 4 November 10am – 1pm
Location: University of Kent Medway, Chatham Maritime
Course fee: £17.50

The names of Ralegh, Drake and the Earls of Essex and Leicester, alongside other favourites who circled around the Virgin Queen, reverberate in history. Were they were self-sacrificing heroes, altruistic courtiers and pioneers committed to serving their queen or self-seeking adventurers who found her court a profitable place to be?

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Medway Lectures 2 December

Art History

More Art in context
Tutor: Katia Mai  PhD
Study Morning: Saturday 2 December 10am – 1pm
Location: University of Kent Medway, Chatham Maritime
Course fee: £17.50

This course follows on from the Spring 2017 study morning: it contains new material so it is not necessary to have attended the previous course to benefit from this one.

This study morning is for everyone who is interested in art, and will help you to gain valuable knowledge to make your next museum visits more enjoyable, as in order to understand and appreciate art, we have to know something about how, why, when and where the artwork was produced.

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Literature

George Orwell
Tutor: Sarah Anthony MA
Study Morning: Saturday 2 December 10am – 1pm
Location: University of Kent Medway, Chatham Maritime
Course fee: £17.50

This three-hour lecture looks at the life and works of George Orwell, considering his place in the cultural and political debates of the 1930s and 40s and his continuing relevance today.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for these short courses. If you are considering your suitability for progression to a postgraduate qualification programme, entry requirements will differ by subject, but usually require a first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

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Last Updated: 19/09/2017