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BA in English Literature (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.

  • We are committed to teaching in small groups as well as lectures, one-to-one supervision and providing individualised feedback.
  • We offer a broad and flexible range of modules giving you the freedom to develop and explore your own interests. Modules combine the innovative – e.g. The Literature of Laughter, Transformative Writing and The Gothic in Literature and Film – with the more traditional – e.g. Beowulf to Malory, Victorian Literature and Contemporary Literature.
  • Our research informs our teaching. The world-class quality of our research and writing was recognised in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), placing us in the UK Top 10 for research intensity.
  • Our close links with Pontio, the University’s, £40million Arts Centre, local theatres, poetry groups and vibrant student societies – including our Bangor English Drama Society (BEDS) – there are lots of chances for you to get involved.

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. We are committed to teaching in small groups as well as lectures, one-to-one supervision and...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

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

Optional Modules

100 credits from:

  • QXP-1001: Creative Writing: Prose (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • 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)
  • QXL-1112: Language, Literature & Culture (20) (Semester 2)

Year 2

Optional Modules

120 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

  • QXE-3099: The English Dissertation (40)

Semester 2

  • QXE-3099: The English Dissertation

Optional Modules

80 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) Optional Modules 100 credits from: QXP-1001: Creative Writing: Prose (20) (Semester 1 + 2) QXE-1003: Intro. to Medieval...

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Entry Requirements

For joint degrees you should also look at the entry requirements for your other chosen 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 & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis**
  • 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 another qualification in English Literature or Language, e.g. A levels and IB Higher.

For joint degrees you should also look at the entry requirements for your other chosen 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...

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Assessment Methods

You will have around 10 hours contact time per week. Some modules are taught by weekly seminars and lectures. Many modules are taught solely through weekly seminars or tutorials, with the emphasis on small-group teaching. The dissertation is taught through one-to-one supervisions and lectures. Several modules include theatre trips, film showings, gallery visits and the chance to hear visiting writers. Assessment is increasingly by coursework.

You will have around 10 hours contact time per week. Some modules are taught by weekly seminars and lectures. Many modules are taught solely through weekly seminars or tutorials, with the emphasis on small-group teaching. The dissertation is taught through one-to-one supervisions and lectures. Several modules include theatre trips, film showings, gallery visits and the chance to hear visiting...

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