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Bangor University

English Literature and Media Studies

UCAS Code: 3HPQ

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80-112

Offers are tariff based, 80 - 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 H5 in English Literature or Language) BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMP - DMM** City & Guilds Advanced Technical/ Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis** Access course with English Literature element Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted. International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements), details at: www.bangor.ac.uk/international/applying/entryrequirements We also welcome applications from mature applicants *For full details go to our website and for a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Media and communication studies

English literature

This exciting course course is jointly run by the School of English and the School of Creative Studies and Media. It is aimed at students who want to study English and combine it with Media Studies in order to equip themselves better for a career in these highly competitive professional fields. Media Studies includes: television and radio, film and video, software and computer games, design, professional writing, journalism and advertising. Skills and techniques learnt during the study and writing of texts lie at the core of many of the key areas in these industries. This course course will equip you with a solid grounding in the technical and practical skills required to make you a sought after professional in these fields.

You will also benefit from expert tuition that relates to the research interests of the academic staff from both Schools. The School of English can offer internationally recognised excellence in areas that include Medieval Literature, the Early Modern period, Romanticism, literary Modernism and Contemporary fiction and poetry. Within that range there are also strengths in Arthurian literature, Gender theory and Women's Writing, Literature and Science, and Welsh Writing in English.

The School of Creative Studies and Media at Bangor specialises in three key areas: Creative Writing, Professional Writing, Journalism; Media, Film and Cinema Studies, New Media; and The Entertainment Industries and Performance Arts. The School has research interests in all areas of the Creative Industries, with research programmes running in several key areas: the dimensions and enhancement of Creativity, Publishing and Bookselling, European Cinema, New and Digital Media, Performance and Nation, Creative Mobile Technologies, Celtic Film and Media, Creative Industries Policy and Management, Children's Picture Books, Postcolonial Film and Media, Creative and Critical Understanding, Digital Versatile Disk, Critical Responsiveness for Creative Practitioners, Interactive Television and Podcasting.

Why choose Bangor University for this course?

The English degree at Bangor is special for two reasons:
- Width (the course runs from 900 to 2005) and;

- Choice (40 optional modules).

Bangor has been ranked 1st in the UK for English Studies in the 2016 National Student Survey.
The University also has a dedicated School of Creative Studies and Media building situated overlooking the beautiful Menai Strait and housing its own digital cinema, performance space, teaching rooms and meeting area. It is also the home of a number of national and international research, development and outreach programmes in the creative arts and creative industries. The University has a fully equipped Media Centre, with editing suites, production studios and media equipment available to students.
Bangor has been the location of a number of festivals, is a regular site for visiting writers, film-makers and dramatists, and encourages students to engage widely with such areas as new media, journalism and cross-arts activity.
We are committed to teaching in small groups and the majority of our modules are delivered through weekly workshops or seminars.
This course is strengthened by Bangor's close links with many outside bodies, including Technium CAST in Bangor which focuses on visualisation-related technologies. Staff are practising professionals, who work on joint projects and act as consultants to industry.
Sponsorship and scholarship opportunities are available on a competitive basis.
Final-year projects are often carried out in collaboration with a company and could include working in a team with students from creative arts degree courses.

Modules

For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bangor University

Department:

School of Music, Drama and Performance

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
high
Media and communication studies
88%
med
English literature

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
66%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

97%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
55%
Male students
45%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
94%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Media studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

87%
low
Employed or in further education
44%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Other elementary services occupations
19%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Customer service occupations

Only a small number of students study courses within this catch-all subject area, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at any stats. Marketing and PR were the most likely jobs for graduates from these courses, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,200
low
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
42%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Media, journalism and communications

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

£18k

£18k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

English studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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