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English Literature and Italian
This degree course offers the opportunity to study English Literature (50%) and Italian (50%).
The English Literature part of the degree 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.
The Italian part of the course will provide you with advanced skills in the Italian language and a broad range of specialised and detailed insights into the culture, society and history that go with it. The Italian aspect of the course has language at the heart of it, with core modules developing the key oral, aural and written skills every year. These modules also foster cultural awareness, which you will need for your year abroad, and later on, for the world of work.
For 2020 entry:
Typical offer is based on a minimum 96 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:
- A Levels (including grade C or above in a relevant language. No language required for language-beginners’ pathway)
- International Baccalaureate Diploma (including grade H5 in a relevant language. No language required for language- beginners’ pathway)
- 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 Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Reading, Thinking, Writing
- Advanced Italian 1 (Semester 1) Core
- Advanced Italian 2 (Semester 2) Core
- Italian for Beginners I (Semester 1) Core
- Italian for Beginners II (Semester 2) Core
With A-Level Italian Select Advanced Without A-Level Italian Select Beginners
- 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)
- Chinese for Beginners 1 (Semester 1)
- French for Beginners I (Semester 1)
- German for Beginners I (Semester 1)
- Spanish Begin./Intermed. 1 (Semester 1)
- Introduction to Language (Semester 1)
- Language, Literature & Culture (Semester 2)
- Transnational Cultures (Semester 2)
- Creating National Histories (Semester 1)
- Italian Language 1 Core
- Italian Language 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)
- Making of the Italian Nation (Semester 1)
- Italian Language 2 Core
- Italian Language 2
- 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.
- Adaptations in European Cinema (Semester 1 + 2)
- The Other Italies (Semester 2)
- Approaching Translation (Semester 2)
- Culture and the Body (Semester 1)
- Press Dossier (Semester 1)
- Joint Hons Diss (English) (Semester 1 + 2)
- Joint Hons Diss (Target Lang) (Semester 1 + 2)
*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 (Hons) degree.
Employability and Modern Languages and Cultures degrees
Studying Modern Languages opens the door to a wide variety of careers. Many Bangor Modern Languages graduates have, of course, gone into teaching and translating, but just as many have embarked upon successful careers in the civil service, business and commerce, industry and the media. The skills you learn whilst studying languages – cultural awareness, communication, accuracy, planning and logical analysis – are valued highly by employers from all sectors of the economy.
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