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BA in English Literature and Criminology and Criminal Justice (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , English Literature

Course Description

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.

This course provides you with the opportunity to study two main subject areas; Criminology and Criminal Justice. Criminology examines theories and evidence relating to crime, criminals and victims, while Criminal Justice studies explore the various responses to crime and victims, from informal to formal legislative measures of social control and crime prevention; and examine the way in which the criminal justice system works - from policing through to imprisonment.

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. This course provides you with the opportunity to study two main subject areas; Criminology and Criminal...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • SXY-1007: Intro to Criminal Justice (20) or
    SCY-1002: Cyflwyniad i Gyf Troseddol (20)
  • QXE-1013: Reading, Thinking, Writing (20)

Semester 2

  • SXY-1005: Introduction to Criminology (20) or
    SCY-1004: Cyflwyniad i Droseddeg (20)

Optional Modules

40 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)

20 credits from:

  • HPS-1001: From Cradle to Grave (20) (Semester 2) or
    HAC-1001: Y Wladwriaeth Les (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-1002: Power, Freedom & the State (20) (Semester 2)
  • SXU-1003: Understanding Society (20) (Semester 1) or
    SCS-1004: Cymdeithaseg a'r Byd Cyfoes (20) (Semester 1)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • SXY-2001: Criminological Theory (20)

Semester 2

  • SXY-2002: Crime & Justice in Mod Britain (20) or
    SCY-2003: Trosedd a Chyfiawnder (20)

Optional Modules

60 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)
  • Students must take (at least) 1 module dealing with Literature before 1800, and 1 from post-1800 modules.

20 credits from:

  • HPS-2001: Work Placement - Semester 1 (20) (Semester 1) or
    HAC-2001: Lleoliad Gwaith - Semester 1 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HAC-2002: Addysg yn y Gymru Gyfoes (20) (Semester 1)
  • SXU-2002: Cont. Social and Political Deb (20) (Semester 1)
  • SCY-2003: Trosedd a Chyfiawnder (20) (Semester 2)
  • SXY-2004: Crime & the Media (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-2005: Work Placement - Semester 2 (20) (Semester 2) or
    HAC-2005: Lleoliad Gwaith - Semester 2 (20) (Semester 2)
  • HAC-2009: Cymdeithas, Iaith a Phrotest (20) (Semester 2)
  • SXP-2010: World Poverty and Inequality (20) (Semester 2)
  • HPS-2011: Paradoxes of Self: Nietz./Jung (20) (Semester 1)
  • SXS-2011: Identity & Diversity (20) (Semester 2)
  • SXS-2035: Classical Social Theory (20) (Semester 1)
  • SXP-2040: Social Work Perspectives (20) (Semester 2) or
    SCP-2040: Safbwyntiau GC (20) (Semester 2)
  • SXP-2050: Issues in Equality (20) (Semester 1)
  • SXL-2113: Criminal Law (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • HGH-2138: Europe 1945-1992 (20) (Semester 1)
  • SCS-2213: Pwer, Cyfalaf a Chymdeithas (20) (Semester 2)
  • VPR-2301: 20th Century Phil of Religion (20) (Semester 2)
  • SXY-3015: Crime & Power (20) (Semester 2)

Year 3

Optional Modules

60 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-3099: The English Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • 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)
  • Students may not take a dissertation in both English Literature and the other discipline of the Joint Honours programme.

60 credits from:

  • HPS-3001: Work Placement - Semester 1 (20) (Semester 1) or
    HAC-3001: Lleoliad Gwaith - Semester 1 (20) (Semester 1)
  • HPS-3006: Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    HAC-3006: Traethawd Hir (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • SXY-3007: Policing, Security & The State (20) (Semester 2) or
    SCY-3004: Yr Heddlu a Chymdeithas Gyfoes (20) (Semester 1)
  • SXU-3010: Dissertation (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    SCU-3010: Traethawd Hir (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • HPS-3011: Paradoxes of Self: Nietz..Jung (20) (Semester 1)
  • SXY-3014: Crime and Punishment (20) (Semester 1)
  • SXY-3015: Crime & Power (20) (Semester 2)
  • SXY-3021: Perspectives on Youth Crime (20) (Semester 1)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 SXY-1007: Intro to Criminal Justice (20) or SCY-1002: Cyflwyniad i Gyf Troseddol (20) QXE-1013: Reading, Thinking, Writing (20) Semester 2 SXY-1005: Introduction to...

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We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.

All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.

As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.

To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see www.ucas.com

We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. 

We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually. All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills. As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students. To...

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