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BA in English Language With Film Studies (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.

Our Film Studies degree combines critical and creative work and practice, depending on your interests and career plans. At Bangor, we are committed to teaching in small groups and to the majority of our modules being delivered through weekly workshops and seminars.

Lecturers who teach on the Film Studies degree have a range of interests including American Cinema, British and European film, Japanese and other world cinemas, gender, visual culture, film analysis, the body and film, film and history, digital technology and film, scriptwriting and screenwriting, film-making, media and film in Wales, acting and performing, language and film, blogging and podcasting, computer games and film, film stars and film on television. Our Film Studies lecturers have recently written books and articles on topics such as Cult Film, American Culture and Film, Cinema and Medicine, Jewish Film, Surrealist Film, Cinema and Landscape, Australian Film, and the new technologies of film viewing.

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

  • UXS-1063: Film History (20)
  • QXL-1110: Introduction to Language (20) Core

Semester 2

  • QXL-1020: Intro to English Grammar (20)
  • UXS-1062: Film Language (20) or
    UXC-1062: Iaith y Ffilm (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)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

  • UXS-2064: Film Theory (20)

20 credits from:

  • LXG-2008: The German Film (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXE-2024: Alfred Hitchcock (20) (Semester 2)
  • LXS-2033: The Cinema of Spain (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-2057: Documentary Filmmaking (20) (Semester 2) or
    UXC-2057: Cynhyrchu'r Ffilm Ddogfen (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-2059: Understanding Documentary (20) (Semester 1) or
    UXC-2046: Y Ffilm ddogfen:Theori (20) (Semester 1)
  • LXF-2104: French Cinema 1895-1950 (20) (Semester 1)

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)

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

40 credits from:

  • LXS-3041: Iberian Identities on Screen (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-3049: Advanced Screenwriting (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-3074: Short film production (20) (Semester 2) or
    UXC-3074: Cynhyrchu'r ffilm fer (20) (Semester 2)
  • LXF-3106: French Cinema since 1960 (20) (Semester 2)

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)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 UXS-1063: Film History (20) QXL-1110: Introduction to Language (20) Core Semester 2 QXL-1020: Intro to English Grammar (20) UXS-1062: Film...

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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

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.