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Bangor University

English Language with English Literature

UCAS Code: Q3Q2
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104-120

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • English studies
Student score
92% HIGH
% employed or in further study
84% LOW
Average graduate salary
£15.6k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

English Literature.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
28

English Literature.

UCAS tariff points
104-120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

During this course you will spend two-thirds of your time studying English Language and one third studying English Literature. The introductory modules for English Language degree look at issues such as how our language changes according to the context in which it is being used, how men's and women's language use differs, how we acquire language and and how and why it continues to evolve. The English Literature element of this degree offers you the opportunity to study texts and authors from an exceptionally wide range of English and American literature. 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.

Modules

Students will take 4 modules in the English language and 2 in English literature. Compulsory 20-credit modules in the School of Linguistics and English Language: Introduction to language: how to be a linguist; the different subfields of linguistics; introduce basic linguistic terminology; academic skills; introduction to syntax and morphology: the structure of words and sentences and how it is analysed in different theories; English and society or language and culture: how language varies according to dialect and social aspects; the relationship between language and cultural aspects such as language policy and bilingualism. Years 2 and 3: Compulsory 2nd year modules will include such topics as phonology, syntax, semantics, and bilingualism. In year 3 students will get a choice from a wide range of linguistics and English literature modules. There are also Welsh-medium modules available as options in years 2 and 3.

Bangor University

Campus life

Bangor University focuses on improving the student experience, working with the Union to make sure your voice is heard. It's a unique location, with a tight-knit student community and plenty of opportunities to try new things. For our size, we're one of the most environmentally friendly unions in the UK, winning an NUS Green Impact award last year.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
18%
82%

Year 1

16%
84%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
47%
53%

Year 1

60%
40%

Year 2

15%
81%
4%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 100%
Student score 92% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

99%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

84%

Feedback on work has been prompt

89%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

94%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
65% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
350 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 84% LOW
Average graduate salary £15.6k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

5%

Graduates who are customer service occupations

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2012, more than 12,000 students graduated with English degrees. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job as a doctor or nuclear physicist. There isn't a lot of difference in terms of outcomes between taking English language or English literature, so choose the one that suits you and don't worry about whether one is more likely to get you the job you want than the other. About one in five English graduates went into further study last year, and apart from further degrees in English, graduates were also likely to go onto teaching, law or publishing. All in all it's a flexible option – some even changed career direction entirely and took postgraduate courses in subjects like nursing or maths.
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