English Literature and Film Studies
You can study Film Studies as a joint honours degree with English Literature (50% Film Studies and 50% English Literature). Please read the course description for both subjects.
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.
Our Film Studies degree combines critical and creative work and practice, depending on your interests and career plans. At Bangor, we are committed to teaching in small groups and to the majority of our modules being delivered through weekly workshops and seminars.
Lecturers who teach on the Film Studies degree have a range of interests including American Cinema, British and European film, Japanese and other world cinemas, gender, visual culture, film analysis, the body and film, film and history, digital technology and film, scriptwriting and screenwriting, film-making, media and film in Wales, acting and performing, language and film, blogging and podcasting, computer games and film, film stars and film on television. Our Film Studies lecturers have recently written books and articles on topics such as Cult Film, American Culture and Film, Cinema and Medicine, Jewish Film, Surrealist Film, Cinema and Landscape, Australian Film, and the new technologies of film viewing.
For 2020 entry:
For English Literature:
For joint degrees you should also look at the entry requirements for your other chosen subject. 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.
Typical offer is based on a minimum 104 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g:
- A Levels (no specific subjects required)
- International Baccalaureate Diploma
- BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMM
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
- Access: Pass
- Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.
International school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted subject to minimum English Language requirements.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Reading, Thinking, Writing
- Film Language
- Film History
- Visual Cultures
- Intro. to Medieval Literature (Semester 1)
- The Literature of Laughter (Semester 1)
- The Gothic in Literature/Film (Semester 2)
- Landmarks in Literature (Semester 2)
- Children's Fiction (Semester 2)
- Research and Methods
- Film Theory
- Film Industry Development (Semester 2)
- Practical Film Criticism (Semester 1)
- Jonson to Johnson (Semester 2)
- Victorian Literature (Semester 2)
- Renaissance and Reformation (Semester 1)
- Modern & Contemporary Writing (Semester 1)
- The Romantic Period in Britain (Semester 1)
- Alfred Hitchcock (Semester 2)
- Beowulf to Malory (Semester 2)
- Research Dissertation (Semester 1 + 2)
- Creative Practice Dissertation (Semester 1 + 2)
- Enterprise Dissertation (Semester 1 + 2)
- Film Industry Development (Semester 2)
- Practical Film Criticism (Semester 1)
- Detective Fiction (Semester 1)
- Jane Austen (Semester 2)
- Shakespeare and EM Literature (Semester 2)
- Arthur: legend and super hero (Semester 1)
- Medieval Women's Literature (Semester 2)
- The English Dissertation (Semester 1 + 2)
- EM Lit: Sex, Sects and Scandal (Semester 1)
- Neo-Victorian Fiction (Semester 2)
- Dystopian Fiction (Semester 1)
Students may not take a dissertation in both English Literature and the other discipline of the Joint Honours program.
*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a BA (Joint Hons) degree.
A degree from the School of English Literature provides our students with excellent transferrable skills valued by employers in a range of sectors. Our graduates have gone on to work in: teaching, publishing, advertising, journalism and the media, the law, social work, business, politics, accountancy, the performing arts, civil service, the police, human resources, and academia. Our degree will teach you the skills of critical analysis, imaginative problem solving, and presentation. Another option is postgraduate study, which offers the opportunity to further deepen your knowledge and expertise. There are great opportunities for this at Bangor.
In a recent Salaries and Vacancies Survey the Association of Graduate Recruiters lisited the top ten skill areas that employers seek right now:
- Motivation and enthusiasm
- Interpersonal skills
- Team working
- Oral communication
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Problem solving
- Planning and organisation
- Managing own development
- Written communication
For Film Studies:
Our graduates work in the film, media and creative industries, in teaching, in arts development, in film programming, filmmaking and scheduling, and in other fields where their developed visual sense and ability to engage critically and creatively with film is seen to be of considerable importance. Several graduates each year go on to develop their work further with us through a period of postgraduate study, where once again the School uniquely offers a combination of critical and creative approaches to the study of film and film practice.
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