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BA in English Literature With Journalism (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , English Literature

Course Description

This course allows you to study English Literature with Journalism. As well as the wide selection of literature modules available you will be able to study topics such as broadcast journalism, media ethics and photojournalism.

  • Bangor has been ranked 1st in the UK for English Studies in the 2016 National Student Survey.
  • You will be taught by staff who are active researchers and are publishing books and articles in the areas you are studying. We have a proven record of research achievement and our members of staff have international reputations in their field.
  • Journalism staff have active experience of broadcast and publication journalism and maintain contact with the industry.
  • We offer an exceptionally wide choice of English literature modules in a variety of periods, from 700AD to the present.
  • We are commited to small-group teaching - the majority of our modules are delivered entirely through weekly seminars or workshops.
  • Our Media Centre has the latest computerised digital and technological studios and equipment. We also have a multi-camera TV studio with production gallery, a sound radio studio with self-operating facilities, video editing suites, digital sound editing suites and a number of portable video and sound units for location filming and recording.
  • Bangor combines practical instruction with a strong humanities education and is recognised for producing graduates who are able to cope with the many skills now demanded of journalists in the UK, Europe and further afield.

This course allows you to study English Literature with Journalism. As well as the wide selection of literature modules available you will be able to study topics such as broadcast journalism, media ethics and photojournalism. Bangor has been ranked 1st in the UK for English Studies in the 2016 National Student Survey. You will be taught by staff who...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • UXS-1001: Intro to Practical Journalism (20) Core or
    UXC-1001: Cyfl. i Newyddiaduraeth Ymarf. (20) Core
  • QXE-1013: Reading, Thinking, Writing (20)

Semester 2

  • UXS-1000: Issues in Media and Journalism (20)

Optional Modules

60 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)
  • QXL-1112: Language, Literature & Culture (20) (Semester 2)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

40 credits from:

  • UXS-2038: Journalism and Risk (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-2076: Global News Agenda (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-2401: Practical Journalism: ELD (20) (Semester 1) or
    UXC-2401: Newyddiaduraeth Ymarferol: MCD (20) (Semester 1)

Optional Modules

80 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

40 credits from:

  • UXS-3038: Journalism & Risk Society (20) (Semester 1)
  • UXS-3076: Global News Agenda (20) (Semester 2)
  • UXS-3401: Practical Journalism: ELD (20) (Semester 1) or
    UXC-3401: Newyddiaduraeth Ymarferol: MCD (20) (Semester 1)

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-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)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 UXS-1001: Intro to Practical Journalism (20) Core or UXC-1001: Cyfl. i Newyddiaduraeth Ymarf. (20) Core QXE-1013: Reading, Thinking, Writing (20) Semester...

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Entry Requirements

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 Literat or Language, e.g. A levels and IB Higher.

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...

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Assessment Methods

A range of assessment methods are used, varied to suit the type of topic being studied (essays, open and closed book examinations, pre-released examinations, portfolios, projects).

A range of assessment methods are used, varied to suit the type of topic being studied (essays, open and closed book examinations, pre-released examinations, portfolios, projects).