English Literature Summer School

Study English Literature from expert tutors in inspirational locations

The Immerse Education English Literature Summer School offers students the opportunity to discover what it would be like to study a variety of literary genres in a university context. During the two week programme, you will uncover not only how to analyse both the content and context of literature in-depth and at an advanced level. Expert tutors from world-leading universities teach you how to approach a new text and talk you through the variety of career options open to an English Literature graduate. Find out more below!


About the Immerse English Literature Summer School

English Literature as an academic discipline is about far more than just reading books. Academics in this discipline are equipped to critically analyse a range of features in the work they are studying, combining theory from a range of fields, such as history and philosophy, to supplement the depth of their analysis. With guidance from your university tutor, you will explore new texts through a variety of lenses and consider what establishes a work as ‘good’ literature in the first place.

Throughout the two week programme you will be resident in a university college discovering what it could be like if you choose to study English Literature in the future. Beyond this, you’ll gain authentic experience of life as a university student as you settle in to your new surroundings at get to know your classmates. Our busy programme of social and cultural events means you’ll get to know the incredible heritage of the city around you and make lifelong friends in the process.

Do you want to know what it’s like to study English Literature at university? Find out more about our academic enrichment programmes below!


Cambridge English Literature Summer School for 16-18 year olds

The Immerse Education English Literature summer programme in Cambridge provides you with in-depth insight into life as an English Literature studentl. You’ll study new works, often encountered at undergraduate level and approach them with advanced techniques that enable you to provide in-depth critical analysis. At the same time, you’ll be exposed to new writers and ideas to further your passion for the subject you love.

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English Literature is not a staid, steady subject that takes its lead from tradition. Today’s literature students are at the forefront of ideological debate, political intrigue and provide a forum for criticism of the flaws of modern society. Cambridge has been hosting forward-thinking literary minds for centuries and counts Milton, Forster and Plath amongst its alumni.

Study English Literature with Immerse and you’ll explore prosody and metre, close-reading techniques, the value of editing, colonial and post-colonial literature, and the significance of punctuation, plus develop a range of analytical skills that translate to a range of career paths.

Our English Literature programmes take place in colleges of Cambridge University, an institution renowned for its academic prestige and ranked as one of the best English Literature schools in the world.

Our English Literature Tutors

Our established tutors are experts in their fields of study. Gain the skills and experience you need to excel with a unique, unparalleled learning experience. Each week, you’ll be able to collaborate with leading academics mirroring the teaching method of the iconic, world-renowned and most respected educational establishments in the UK.

As current and past members of top universities, they’re highly specialised, recognised and knowledgeable in their chosen fields and can transfer their academic wisdom to you through interactive learning, independent study, seminars, and tutorials, depending on your age group.


Jessica Lim

Dr Jessica Lim tutors English literature at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. She is a part-time research assistant on a University of Cambridge project exploring literary depictions of ‘a good death’ from the eighteenth century to the present day. Her research interests include women’s writings and children’s literature, particularly from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She has spoken at conferences in the UK, Ireland, the US, Australia, and Sweden, and has published articles with Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Oxford Research in Education, Notes and Queries, and The Charles Lamb Bulletin.

Academic programmes for students aged 13-15 years old and 16-18 years old.

Our academic summer schools are designed for students aged13-15 years old, and for students aged 16-18 years old. Whatever age you are, you will be taking part in an academically demanding(but enjoyable!) programme, living in Cambridge University colleges, and meeting other motivated students from all over the world. Read on to find out more about some of the colleges that you could be staying in.

Prepare for your academic future with Immerse Education’s award winning summer schools