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BA in Linguistics With English Literature (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Linguistics

Course Description

We tend to take our ability to produce and understand speech for granted until we try to learn another language, watch how a child learns a first language, or witness the effects of language handicap. Linguistics is the study of language abilities, how they are acquired, how they are used, and how they may be impaired. Because speech is so central to our very existence it is a fascinating and rewarding subject to study. This course is an ideal background for many careers, especially those in the teaching and caring professions, but also in more 'high-tech' fields like computing and telecommunications.

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 tend to take our ability to produce and understand speech for granted until we try to learn another language, watch how a child learns a first language, or witness the effects of language handicap. Linguistics is the study of language abilities, how they are acquired, how they are used, and how they may be impaired. Because speech is so central to our very existence it is a fascinating and...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • QXE-1013: Reading, Thinking, Writing (20)
  • QXL-1110: Introduction to Language (20) Core

Optional Modules

60 credits from:

  • QCL-1018: Disgrifio Iaith (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-1020: Intro to English Grammar (20) (Semester 2)
  • QCB-1113: Iaith a Chymdeithas (20) (Semester 1) or
    QXL-1113: Language and Society (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-1115: Intro to Phonetics & Phonology (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • QXL-1116: Introduction to Meaning (20) (Semester 2)

20 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)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • QXL-2235: Introduction to Bilingualism (20) Core

Optional Modules

60 credits from:

  • CXC-2008: Ymarfer Ysgrifennu (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • QXL-2201: Sounds and Sound Systems (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-2204: Morphosyntax (20) (Semester 1)
  • QCL-2245: Ieithyddiaeth Gymraeg (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-2250: Functions of Discourse (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-2253: English Teaching in Classroom (20) (Semester 2)
  • QCL-2271: Amrywiaeth yn y Gymraeg (20) (Semester 2)

40 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

  • QXL-3341: Dissertation (40) Core or
    QCB-3341: Traethawd Hir/Dissertation (40) Core

Semester 2

  • QXL-3341: Dissertation or
    QCB-3341: Traethawd Hir/Dissertation

Optional Modules

40 credits from:

  • QXL-3313: EFL Theory (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3316: Language Disorders &Bilinguals (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-3318: L2 speech learning (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-3320: SLA and Language Teaching (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-3335: Bilingual & Acquisition Issues (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3349: Psycholinguistics (20) (Semester 1)
  • QCL-3370: Agweddau ar Ddwyieithrwydd (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3372: Welsh Linguistics (20) (Semester 2)
  • QXL-3376: Cognitive Discourse Analysis (20) (Semester 1)
  • QXL-3377: Using Corpora: Theory&Practice (20) (Semester 2)

40 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) QXL-1110: Introduction to Language (20) Core Optional Modules 60 credits from: QCL-1018: Disgrifio...

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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: case by case **
  • 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.

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

Assessment involves a variety of approaches - essay writing, practical assignments, empirical research studies, oral presentations and examinations.

Assessment involves a variety of approaches - essay writing, practical assignments, empirical research studies, oral presentations and examinations.