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BA in English Language (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , English Language

Course Description

English is an important language socially, politically and economically. Today it is a global language, with an estimated 1.5 billion speakers worldwide. English is the best-described language in the world and by studying for a BA in this field you can become proficient in understanding how English works, why and how it is used, where it has come from, as well as gaining knowledge in linguistic study.

You will get the chance to learn about subjects like the grammatical structure of English (word order, sounds, vocabulary, meaning and so on), the history of English, English dialects and social variation, English in society, English in education, cultural aspects of English, global English, and more.

You will also undertake modules to develop your understanding of the areas of general linguistics which are required to study the linguistics of English. Depending on which modules you choose, this could include topics like child language acquisition, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, psycholinguistics, bilingualism and multilingualism, languages in contact, historical change, and other subjects based on the expertise of our teaching staff.

English is an important language socially, politically and economically. Today it is a global language, with an estimated 1.5 billion speakers worldwide. English is the best-described language in the world and by studying for a BA in this field you can become proficient in understanding how English works, why and how it is used, where it has come from, as well as gaining knowledge in...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • QXL-1110: Introduction to Language (20) Core
  • QXL-1115: Intro to Phonetics & Phonology (20)

Semester 2

  • QXL-1020: Intro to English Grammar (20)
  • QXL-1115: Intro to Phonetics & Phonology
  • QXL-1116: Introduction to Meaning (20)

Optional Modules

40 credits from:

  • QCL-1018: Disgrifio Iaith (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-1112: Language, Literature & Culture (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-1113: Language and Society (20) (Semester 1) or
    QCB-1113: Iaith a Chymdeithas (20) (Semester 1)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • QXL-2204: Morphosyntax (20)
  • QXL-2222: History of English (20) Core

Semester 2

  • QXL-2201: Sounds and Sound Systems (20)
  • QXL-2250: Functions of Discourse (20)

Optional Modules

40 credits from:

  • QXE-2003: Jonson to Johnson (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-2235: Introduction to Bilingualism (20) (Semester 1)
  • QCL-2245: Ieithyddiaeth Gymraeg (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-2253: English Teaching in Classroom (20) (Semester 2)
  • QCL-2271: Amrywiaeth yn y Gymraeg (20) (Semester 2)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • QXL-3341: Dissertation (40) Core or
    QCB-3341: Traethawd Hir/Dissertation (40) Core

Semester 2

  • QXL-3341: Dissertation or
    QCB-3341: Traethawd Hir/Dissertation

Optional Modules

80 credits from:

  • QXL-3313: EFL Theory (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3316: Language Disorders &Bilinguals (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-3318: L2 speech learning (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-3320: SLA and Language Teaching (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-3329: Teaching EFL (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • QXL-3335: Bilingual & Acquisition Issues (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3349: Psycholinguistics (20) (Semester 1)
  • QCL-3370: Agweddau ar Ddwyieithrwydd (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3372: Welsh Linguistics (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-3376: Cognitive Discourse Analysis (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3377: Using Corpora: Theory&Practice (20) (Semester 2)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 QXL-1110: Introduction to Language (20) Core QXL-1115: Intro to Phonetics & Phonology (20) Semester 2 QXL-1020: Intro to English Grammar (20) QXL-1115: Intro to Phonetics...

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Entry Requirements

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g

  • A Levels (no specific subjects required)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • Access: Pass
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. 

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

Typical offer is based on a minimum of 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g A Levels (no specific subjects required) International Baccalaureate Diploma BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case...

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Assessment Methods

You will spend about 8 hours in lectures, seminars and tutorials each week. You will also spend time reading, working on assignments, undertaking homework tasks, meeting lecturers and tutors in their offices, attending general seminars, and so on. Assessment types includes essay writing, report writing, data analysis, practical assignments, empirical research studies, oral presentations and exams (including online tests).

You will spend about 8 hours in lectures, seminars and tutorials each week. You will also spend time reading, working on assignments, undertaking homework tasks, meeting lecturers and tutors in their offices, attending general seminars, and so on. Assessment types includes essay writing, report writing, data analysis, practical assignments, empirical research studies, oral presentations and...

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