University Centre Tonbridge

Engaging courses for part-time study


Short Courses

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.

We also offer courses for self-development and postgraduate-level programmes.

Please view our terms and conditions.

The following short courses are available in 2017:

Art History

More Art in context
Katia Mai PhD
8 weeks
January 24, 31; February 7, 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21.
Tuesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm
Course fee: £109

 

Pre-exhibition guidance: “The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography”
Katia Mai PhD
3 seminars February 21, 28, March 21
Tuesdays 1.15 – 3.15pm
Course fee: £44* excludes travel and museum entry

Two weeks are allocated for students to independently visit the exhibition after the first two seminars. The final seminar is intended for discussion about the exhibition.

 

Artists and their studios
Jill Denman BA (Hons) PGDip
Study Day
Monday 27 March 10am – 4pm
Course fee: £37

 

Venus – images of a goddess
Katia Mai PhD
3 weeks May 9, 16, 23
Tuesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm
Course fee: £44

 

The Art of Friendship: Ravilious and his Circle
Jill Denman BA (Hons) PGDip
4 weeks June 5, 12, 19, 26
Mondays 10.30am – 12.30pm
Course fee: £55

Classics

The Quest
Chris Spillane PhD
4 weeks March 7, 14, 21, 28.
Tuesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm
Course fee: £55

 

Getting to know the ancient Romans
Chris Spillane PhD
Study Day
Saturday 6 May 10am - 4pm
Course fee: £37

 

A stroll through the Underworld
Chris Spillane PhD
Study Day
Saturday 24 June 10am - 4pm
Course fee: £37

Creative Writing

Our Creative Writing courses are held in smaller class sizes for more individual attention

A Myth in a Day – develop a new world for your poetry, fiction, drama, or art
Charlie Bell MA
Study Day
Saturday 11 February 10am – 4pm
Course fee: £42

 

Creative Writing – Breaking the Rules
Charlie Bell MA
4 weeks February 23; March 2, 9, 16
Thursdays 10am – 12 noon
Course fee: £65

 

Reading and writing theatre/performance reviews
Kasia Senyszyn MA
Study Day
Saturday 6 May 10am – 4pm
Course fee: £42

 

Walking and Writing in Tonbridge
Charlie Bell MA
3 alternate weeks: June 6, 20; July 4.
Tuesday 1pm – 4pm
Course fee: £75

 

Get published!
Sarah Salway MA
Study Day
Saturday 24 June 10am – 4pm
Course fee: £42

 

Details of the Creative Writing courses at postgraduate-level are shown separately.

Film Studies

Reading and writing film reviews
Kasia Senyszyn MA
Study Day
Friday 31 March 10am – 4pm
Course fee: £42

History

Medieval Life viewed through the 21st Century Lens
Julia Cruse PhD
6 weeks February 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Thursdays 10.30am – 12.30 pm
Course fee: £82

 

The Wars of the Roses: England’s Bloodiest Battles
Julia Cruse PhD
Study Day
Saturday 25 March 10am - 4pm
Course fee: £37

 

Voices from the English Civil War, c. 1640-1650
Rebecca Warren MA  MPhil. PGCHE
4 weeks May 4, 11, 18, 25
Thursdays 11am – 1pm
Course fee: £55

 

Queen Elizabeth I’s Men: Patriots or Profiteers?
Julia Cruse PhD
4 weeks June 8, 15, 22, 29
Thursdays 10.30am – 12.30 pm
Course fee: £55

Literature

Latin American Literature
Sarah Anthony MA 
5 alternate weeks February 10, 24; March 10, 24; April 7.
Fridays 10.30am – 12.30pm 
Course fee: £69

 

Down the rabbit hole
Sarah Anthony MA 
Study Day
Friday 19 May 10.30am – 4.30pm 
Course fee: £37

 

Thomas Hardy & the Dorset coast
Geoff Doel PhD
5 weeks  May 30; June 6, 13, 20, 27.
Tuesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm 
Course fee: £69

 

George Orwell
Sarah Anthony MA 
4 weeks  June 23, 30; July 7, 14
Fridays 10.30am – 12.30pm 
Course fee: £55

 

Jane Austen’s later novels
Geoff Doel PhD
Study Day
Wednesday 5 July 10.30am – 4.30pm  
Course fee: £37

 

Hard Luck! Literatures of Poverty and Austerity
Jo Collins PhD CELTA
Study Day
Saturday 8 July 10am – 4pm 
Course fee: £37

Music

This series of 'How to listen to...' is specially designed for those new to or wishing to more fully appreciate Classical Music. It is not neessary to have attended the whole series to benefit from each Study Day.

How to listen to String Quartets 
Peter Medhurst GRSM, ARCM
Study Day
Saturday 11 February 10am – 4pm
Course fee: £37

 

How to listen to the music of Mahler 
Peter Medhurst GRSM, ARCM
Study Day
Saturday 11 March 10am – 4pm
Course fee: £37

 

How to listen to the music of Wagner 
Peter Medhurst GRSM, ARCM
Study Day
Saturday 8 July 10am – 4pm
Course fee: £37

Psychology

An introduction to the brain and brain injury 
Joseph Brooks PhD 
Study Day
Saturday 18 March 10am – 4pm
Course fee: £40

A sheep’s brain will be dissected and images of brains will be shown during the course. This is not graphic but if you are very sensitive to such things you may want to leave during the dissection.

 

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Last Updated: 21/02/2017