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BA in English Language with English Literature (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.

This course offers you the opportunity to study a broad range of English Literature in small groups, led by the research experts in the field, in an atmosphere of creative, scholarly enterprise in order to develop skills of critical analysis that are highly valued by employers.

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

  • QXE-1013: Reading, Thinking, Writing (20)
  • QXL-1110: Introduction to Language (20) Core

Semester 2

  • QXL-1020: Intro to English Grammar (20)

Optional Modules

40 credits from:

  • QCL-1018: Disgrifio Iaith (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-1113: Language and Society (20) (Semester 1) or
    QCB-1113: Iaith a Chymdeithas (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-1115: Intro to Phonetics & Phonology (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • QXL-1116: Introduction to Meaning (20) (Semester 2)

20 credits from:

  • QXE-1003: Intro. to Medieval Literature (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-1004: The Literature of Laughter (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-1014: The Gothic in Literature/Film (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-1015: Landmarks in Literature (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-1016: Children's Fiction (20) (Semester 2)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

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

Optional Modules

60 credits from:

  • QXE-2003: Jonson to Johnson (20) (Semester 2)
  • CXC-2008: Ymarfer Ysgrifennu (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • QXL-2201: Sounds and Sound Systems (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-2204: Morphosyntax (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-2235: Introduction to Bilingualism (20) (Semester 1)
  • QCL-2245: Ieithyddiaeth Gymraeg (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-2250: Functions of Discourse (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-2253: English Teaching in Classroom (20) (Semester 2)
  • QCL-2271: Amrywiaeth yn y Gymraeg (20) (Semester 2)

40 credits from:

  • QXE-2003: Jonson to Johnson (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-2005: Victorian Literature (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-2013: Renaissance and Reformation (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-2019: Contemporary Writing (Lit) (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-2020: The Romantic Period in Britain (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-2024: Alfred Hitchcock (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-2027: Literature and Modernity (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-2101: Beowulf to Malory (20) (Semester 1)

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

40 credits from:

  • QXL-3313: EFL Theory (20) (Semester 1)
  • 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-3376: Cognitive Discourse Analysis (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3377: Using Corpora: Theory&Practice (20) (Semester 2)

40 credits from:

  • QXE-3012: Detective Fiction (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3022: Shakespeare and EM Literature (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3028: Literature in the Community (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3031: Welsh Writing in English (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-3034: Arthur: legend and super hero (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3086: Shakespeare's Afterlives (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-3088: Bob Dylan (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-3094: Realms of Magic (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-3096: Medieval Women's Literature (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3102: The 1820s: Print Explosion (20) (Semester 2)
  • LXE-3103: Wales: A European Contact Zone (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3105: Reading Myth (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-3107: EM Lit: Sex, Sects and Scandal (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXE-3110: Neo-Victorian Fiction (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-3113: The Monstrous Middle Ages (20) (Semester 2)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 QXE-1013: Reading, Thinking, Writing (20) QXL-1110: Introduction to Language (20) Core Semester 2 QXL-1020: Intro to English Grammar (20) Optional...

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Entry Requirements

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

  • A Levels (English Literature / English Language / English preferred but not required)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including H6 in English Literature or Language)
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM**
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: case by case **
  • Access course with English Literature element: 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.

**Can be considered in conjunction with English Literature or Language, e.g. A l her in the relevant subject.

Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels (English Literature / English Language / English preferred but not required) International Baccalaureate Diploma (including H6 in English Literature or Language) BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM** City...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment involves a variety of approaches - essay writing, practical assignments, empirical research studies, oral presentations and examinations.

Assessment involves a variety of approaches - essay writing, practical assignments, empirical research studies, oral presentations and examinations.