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.