|Qualification Awarded||Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature|
|Level of Qualification||Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Mode of Study||Full-time and Part-time|
|Minimum ECTS Credits||240|
Profile of the Programme
The BA programme in English Language and Literature aims to furnish successful students with skills relevant to such a double major. It concentrates on two core areas: (a) Linguistics, by offering a comprehensive study of language with some focus on teaching English as a foreign language and (b) English Literature, by covering the major authors and issues from 1580 to the present day, and by offering a detailed study of all literary genres: poetry, drama, and prose.
The courses of the literature component are designed so as to give the student good knowledge of the literary history of Anglophone literature and the cultural conditions under which it is written.
The courses of the linguistics component aim to provide the student with a thorough grounding of the principles underpinning the study of language and the diversity of linguistic study. The TEFL courses aim to provide students with the knowledge and skills relevant to teaching English with emphasis on classroom management and the use of technology.
The BA in English Language and Literature enables graduates to pursue careers in the following areas:
- Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
- Teaching English Literature
- The Media.
The skills gained through the degree open up possibilities in many areas of media and communications, including journalism, publishing, advertising, administration and PR.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Second Cycle degrees (Master’s Degree).
The general admission requirement for entry to the undergraduate programme of study is a High School Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification.
Regular Academic Admission
Regular admission to academic programmes requires a recognised High School Leaving Certificate with a grade of 7.5 out of 10 or 15 out of 20 or a rank in the top 50%, or equivalent qualifications.
Special Academic Admission
This category of admission may be offered to students who possess a High School Leaving Certificate but who do not have the stipulated grades or other requirements for regular admission.
English Language Proficiency
Students may be required to take NEPTON, UNIC’s English Placement Test at no charge, before registering for classes, unless they have passed an internationally recognized English examination which indicates their level of English proficiency.
Students with the following English qualifications will register directly for their academic programme of study:
- Paper-based TOEFL – 550 and above
- Computer-based TOEFL – 213 and above
- Internet-based TOEFL – 79 and above
- IELTS – 6.0 and above
- GCSE English Language “O” Level – C and above (as of 2017, new grade 4 and above)
- Cambridge Exams [First Certificate] – B and above
- Cambridge Exams [Proficiency Certificate} – C and above
- Michigan Examination of Proficiency in English Pass
- Michigan Examination of Competency in English Pass
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.
Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.