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BA in English Language With Media Studies (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , English Language

Course Description

This exciting English Language with Media Studies degree is run by the School of Linguistics and English Language and the School of Creative Studies and Media. It is aimed at students who want to study English Language with Media Studies (which includes television and radio, film and video, software and computer games, design, professional writing, journalism and advertising). Skills and techniques learnt during the study and writing of texts lie at the core of many of the key areas in these industries. This course will equip you with a solid grounding in the technical and practical skills required to make you a sought after professional in these fields.

This exciting English Language with Media Studies degree is run by the School of Linguistics and English Language and the School of Creative Studies and Media. It is aimed at students who want to study English Language with Media Studies (which includes television and radio, film and video, software and computer games, design, professional writing, journalism and advertising). Skills and...

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Course Content

Year 1

In your first year you will take four 20-credit modules from English Language, and two modules from Media Studies.

Compulsory 20-credit modules for English Language:

  • Introduction to Language: how to be a linguist; the different subfields of linguistics; introduce basic linguistic terminology; academic skills.
  • Introduction to Syntax & Morphology: the structure of words and sentences and how it is analysed in different theories.
  • English and Society or Language and Culture: how language varies according to dialect and social aspects; the relationship between language and cultural aspects such as language policy and bilingualism.

You will also have the option of taking Welsh-medium modules on core aspects of linguistics.

Years 2 and 3

Compulsory 2nd year modules will include such topics as phonology, syntax, semantics, and the history of English.

In year 3 you will get a choice from a wide range of English Language and Media Studies modules. There are also Welsh medium modules available as options in years 2 and 3. For more details see the listing for English Language, including the requirement for a dissertation.

Module choices may vary from year to year.

Year 1 In your first year you will take four 20-credit modules from English Language, and two modules from Media Studies. Compulsory 20-credit modules for English Language: Introduction to Language: how to be a linguist; the different subfields of linguistics; introduce basic linguistic terminology; academic skills. Introduction...

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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

Some modules are assessed entirely on coursework (i.e. stories, poems, films, journalistic assignments, dramatic pieces etc). Others are assessed by essay, or even by examination. The combination of assessment methods is designed to enhance the learning process, allowing you to develop a range of responses to your subjects.

Some modules are assessed entirely on coursework (i.e. stories, poems, films, journalistic assignments, dramatic pieces etc). Others are assessed by essay, or even by examination. The combination of assessment methods is designed to enhance the learning process, allowing you to develop a range of responses to your subjects.