Modern Languages and English Literature

Bangor University
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Modern Languages and English Literature

In this course you can combine one language (Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish, from beginners or advanced level) and English Literature. On the language side of the course, you will develop written (e.g. translation) and oral skills and will learn about cultural aspects related to the chosen language. In addition will study a broad range of English literature, developing skills in critical analysis and imaginative problem solving relevant to a range of career paths.

All language modules include written skills (e.g. translation and essay writing) and oral skills taught by a native speaker.

Optional modules available in modern languages allow you to gain insight into the cinema, literature, history, and culture of the country whose language you are studying. Within English Literature, you will have the opportunity to study modules that focus on a variety of aspects of writing from medieval literature right through to contemporary literature. The range of modules on offer means you will be able to develop and explore your own interests.

There are also extra-curricular activities that will both boost your subject knowledge and allow you to get to know your fellow students. These include cultural and social events organised by student-run societies in the academic departments. In addition, Pontio – Bangor University’s Arts and Innovation Centre – means that there will be a range of plays, films and other performances only a short walk away from where many of your classes will be taking place.

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Admission requirements

For 2022 Entry

Offers are tariff based, 96-112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels (including grade C in relevant modern language. No language required for language-beginners' pathway. English Language / English Literature / English preferred but not required).
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including grade H5 in English Language / Literature and relevant modern language. No language required for language-beginners' pathway).
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma**: MMM - DMM
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: Case by case**
  • Access**
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
  • T-levels: considhered on a case-by-case basis.

International Candidates: School leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements), more information here.

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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Program content

Year 1 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

Reading, Thinking, Writing

Year 2 Modules

Compulsory Modules

  • Jonson to Johnson
  • Victorian Literature
  • Age of Shakespeare
  • Modern & Contemporary Writing or
  • Modern & Contemporary Writing
  • The Romantic Period in Britain
  • Chinese Language Skills
  • French Language Skills or
  • Italian Language 1
  • Spanish Language 1 or

Year 4 Modules

Compulsory Modules

  • Welsh Writing in English
  • Realms of Magic
  • The English Dissertation
  • Reading Myth
  • EM Lit: Sex, Sects and Scandal
  • Victorian Networks
  • Neo-Victorian Fiction
  • Advance Chinese Lang Skills
  • French Lang. Skills or
  • Italian Language 2
  • Spanish Language 2 or

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Please contact the institute for more information.

Career paths

Studying a course such as Modern Languages and English Literature equips you with a range of skills that are relevant to a wide variety of careers. Students with expertise in these areas often go into jobs in areas such as teaching, translating, publishing and media. In addition, they also embark upon successful careers in the public sector, marketing, business, and academia. In other words, you will gain a range of skills that are valued highly by employers from a wide variety of different sectors.

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Bangor University

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Why study at Bangor University

A Top 30 university

The Complete University Guide 2022 results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 30 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on the overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 5 in the UK (WhatUni 2022).

World-class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. 85% of Bangor University's research is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021).

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which include supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first-year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated Top 3 in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022.

Free membership of all clubs and societies

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.


Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

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