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BA in English Literature and Music (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.

Studying, creating and performing music of all eras in a lively atmosphere of creative activity and scholarly endeavour.

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. Studying, creating and performing music of all eras in a lively atmosphere of creative activity...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • QXE-1013: Reading, Thinking, Writing (20)

20 credits from:

  • WXM-1300: Music since 1850 (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-1300: Cerddoriaeth Ers 1850 (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-1301: Music 1550 -1850 (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-1301: Cerddoriaeth 1550 - 1850 (20) (Semester 2)

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)

40 credits from:

  • WXM-1004: Intro - Harmony & Counterpoint (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-1004: Cyflwyniad Harmoni/Gwrthbwynt (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXK-1010: Sonic Art (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-1010: Celfyddyd Sonig (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXK-1011: Composition Year 1 (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-1011: Cyfansoddi Blwyddyn 1 (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXP-1016: Solo Performance Year 1 (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-1016: Perfformio Unawdol Blwyddyn 1 (20) (Semester 2)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

20 to 40 credits from:

  • WXM-2011: Musicology Year 2 (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-2011: Cerddoleg Blwyddyn 2 (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXK-2233: Composition Year 2 (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-2233: Cyfansoddi Blwyddyn 2 (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXK-2235: Acousmatic Composition (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXP-2241: Solo Performance Year 2 (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-2241: Perfformio Unawdol Blwyddyn 2 (20) (Semester 2)

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 to 40 credits from:

  • WXK-2232: Orchestration Today (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-2232: Cerddorfaeth Heddiw (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXK-2300: Interactive Sound and Music (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-2303: Genres & Composers A (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-2303: Genres a Chyfansoddwyr A (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-2304: Genres and Composers B (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXP-2307: Ensembles and Groups A (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXP-2308: Conducting (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-2308: Arwain (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-2309: Music in Health and Well-being (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-2309: Cerdd mewn Iechyd a Lles (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXC-2310: Hanes Cerddoriaeth Cymru A (20) (Semester 1)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

0 to 40 credits from:

  • WXM-3277: Dissertation (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    WXC-3277: Traethawd Hir (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • WXM-3283: Edition (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • WXK-3289: Composition (project) (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    WXC-3289: Cyfansoddi (project) (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • WXP-3298: Solo Performance Project (40) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    WXC-3298: Project Perfformio Unawdol (40) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • SPECIAL PROJECTS: Students must choose at least ONE Project, either in Music or in other subject. Students are welcome to choose more than one project: either two in Music or one in each School.

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.

20 to 60 credits from:

  • WXP-3111: Ensembles and Groups B (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXK-3300: Interactive Sound & Music (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-3305: Genres and Composers C (20) (Semester 1) or
    WXC-3305: Genres a Chyfansoddwyr C (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-3306: Genres and Composers D (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXP-3308: Conducting (20) (Semester 1)
  • WXM-3309: Music in Health & Well-being (20) (Semester 2) or
    WXC-3309: Cerdd Mewn Iechyd a Lles (20) (Semester 2)
  • WXC-3310: Hanes Cerddoriaeth Cymru A (20) (Semester 1)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 QXE-1013: Reading, Thinking, Writing (20) 20 credits from: WXM-1300: Music since 1850 (20) (Semester 1) or WXC-1300: Cerddoriaeth Ers 1850 (20) (Semester...

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Entry Requirements

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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