Bangor University English Literature

By | 10th April 2017

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Bangor University English Literature

This course offers you the opportunity to study texts and authors from an exceptionally wide range of English, British and American literature. During your degree these works are studied in a variety of ways, some emphasising, for example, the social or political context in which a text was produced; others are studied with a more linguistic or stylistic approach. The course course aims to develop your skills in reading literature and to introduce you to new critical techniques and ways of studying literary texts. Through the study of English literature you will develop critical capacities and a range of invaluable intellectual and interpersonal skills: the ability to evaluate and interpret material and the capacity to explain it logically, orally or on paper, the ability to work independently and as a member of a group, to manage your own time and to work to deadlines set by yourself and others. These are skills which are sought by employers in many fields.

Why choose Bangor University for this course?

  • Bangor has been ranked 1st in the UK for English Studies in the 2016 National Student Survey.
  • BA English Literature scored 100% overall student satisfaction.
  • For this course we offer a wide choice of modules in a variety of literary periods, from c.700AD to the present, giving you the freedom to develop and explore your own interests.
  • Our range of modules allows you to concentrate your interests on a particular theme or author.
  • We are committed to small-group teaching.
  • If you are taking English Literature as a single honours subject you may also take modules in creative writing and American literature.
  • You will be taught by award-winning staff who are active researchers and publish books and articles in the areas you are studying.
  • Members of staff in the School of English Literature are globally renowned for their research: four international journals are edited by our staff.

Entry Requirements

For 2017 entry (new UCAS tariff for courses starting in September 2017):

  • 128-112 tariff points including a level 3 qualification* in English / English Literature / English Language equivalent to a grade A at A Level. *Level 3 qualifications include A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com.
  • We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements – IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in all components)

If you are unsure whether your circumstances or qualifications fulfil any of the above requirements exactly, but would like to study at Bangor, contact us and we will be pleased to advise you directly.

For 2016 entry:

  • Three A-level subjects or the equivalent are preferred. A typical offer would be in the 320-280 points range including an A in English/ English Literature/English Language
  • Access to Higher Education: Diploma including English Literature level 3
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: to include four Higher subjects and an A grade at English
  • International Baccalaureate: with a minimum of 26 points
  • BTEC: National Diploma with overall merit
  • For international students whose first language is not English, a score of at least 6.5 in the IELTS certificate is required, with a minimum of 6 in all component parts of the test
  • If you are unsure whether your circumstances or qualifications fulfil any of the above requirements exactly, but would like to study at Bangor, contact us and we will be pleased to advise you directly.

General University entry requirements

Here at Bangor, we accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds. We 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. Normally, all GCE A and AS levels, VCEs and Key Skills can be used to calculate your overall points.

For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see the UCAS website.

Qualifications currently not in the Tariff Framework:

Access courses and mature entry: We welcome your application if you’re taking a recognised Access course. We also consider applications from other older students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the Study at Bangor site.

International students entry requirements

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

More information

Home/EU students

E-mail for General Admissions: admissions@bangor.ac.uk or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 382017

International students

Email to International Education Office: international@bangor.ac.uk or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028