Taught course

European Languages and Cultures

Bangor University · School of Modern Languages

Entry requirements

A 2(ii) Honours degree is required, or equivalent qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides students with an extensive grounding in contemporary critical theory and the way it can be applied in a range of European cultural contexts. It offers opportunity to specialise in specific aspects of European culture that are close to areas of staff expertise, including history, film, literature and the visual arts. Students will conduct an extensive research project of your choice under close guidance in a supportive and vibrant environment. Students take four taught modules (three compulsory, one optional), and prepare a dissertation on a topic of their choice. Semester 1: Research Methods; Modes of Critical Theory. Semester 2: Critical Theory in Practice; Target Language option module (from a number of options in German, French, Spanish, Italian. Summer: Dissertation of 20,000 words on topic relevant to chosen language specialism or comparative (to be approved in Semester 1). Assessment: Coursework includes short exercises and critical essays on Research Methods and aspects of Critical Theory; 20,000-word dissertation.

Information for international students

IELTS: overall score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Gillian Jein
+44 (0)1248 382119