Exchange Students

Module and course information for all exchange students (Erasmus and other international exchanges)

Welcome

The College of Arts and Humanities at Bangor is proud to have a long tradition of welcoming students from all over the world. It is our to aim to ensure that you have an academically and culturally productive time during your stay in Bangor and we hope you will return home at the end of your period of study with many happy memories of life in Bangor, Wales and the United Kingdom.

The College has eight academic Schools: English, Welsh, Theology, History, Linguistics, Music, Modern Languages and Creative Industries, all of which offer modules which may be of interest to you.

Which modules should I choose?

  • We have a broad range of modules on offer, covering topics from Shakespeare to Song Writing, Welsh History to Women's Writing, Linguistics to Languages, and a great deal more. You should be able to find modules to suit your needs, whatever your degree course might be.
  • It is also worth remembering that a large proportion of our modules are taught through the medium of English so whatever topic you choose, simply by studying the course and engaging in seminar discussions, you will be improving your English skills.
  • You can learn about all sorts of aspects of British culture, not just by following modules offered by the School of English, but through courses taught in the Schools of History, Linguistics, Music and Theology, as well as the National Institute for Excellence in the Creative Industries.
  • You can also begin a new language in the School of Modern Languages or learn Welsh with the School of Lifelong Learning.
  • Another important element is the range of modules offered by our English Language Centre for Overseas Students (ELCOS) who can provide English language support at a variety of levels.
  • Our modules can be either 10, 20, 30 or even 40 credits in value. To find out the ECTS value, simply divide the credit value by two.

Please note, however, that not all of our modules are open to exchange students and a numerus clausus operates in all cases. Information on the range of modules which are open to you in each School is listed below:

School of English

Modules in the School of English are open to you on a numerus clausus basis. You can choose from any of those on offer in a given year, with exception of Textual Analysis, Critical Interpretations and the Dissertation modules which are closed to exchange students. Please consult the list of modules currently available by following this link:

School of Welsh

All modules in the School of Welsh are taught through the medium of Welsh. If you are a Welsh speaker, please contact the School to find out more. Click here for School details

School of Music

Modules in the School of Music are open to you on a numerus clausus basis. You can choose from any of those on offer in a given year but may need to consult the School before registering on any performance modules. Please consult the list of modules currently available by following this link.

School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology

Modules in the School of History are open to you on a numerus clausus basis. You can choose from any of those on offer in a given year, with the exception of Dissertation or Work Placement modules.

Please consult the list of modules currently available by following this link.

School of Theology and Religious Studies

Modules in the School of Theology are open to you on a numerus clausus basis. You can choose from any of those on offer in a given year.

Please consult the list of modules currently available by following this link.

School of Linguistics and English Language

Modules in the School of Linguistics and English Language are open to you on a numerus clausus basis. You can choose from any of those on offer in a given year but the School recommends the following:

  • QXL2228 Language and Gender
  • QXL2234 Sociolinguistics
  • QXL2215 Variation in English
  • QXL2222 History of English
  • QXL2214 Sentence Structure: Syntax
  • QXL3351 Discourse Analysis
  • QXL3346 Forensic Linguistics

Please consult the list of all Linguistics modules currently available by following this link.

School of Creative Studies and MEdia

Modules offered by the School of Creative Studies and Media are open to you on a numerus clausus basis. You can choose from any of those on offer in a given year.

Please consult the list of all School modules currently available by following this link.

School of Modern Languages

Modules offered by the School of Modern Languages are open to you on a numerus clausus basis. You can choose from any of those on offer in a given year with accelerated beginners' courses in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Galician and Dutch. For those with more advanced language skills, please consult with the School before signing up for a module in order to make sure you are placed at the right level. The School also has a broad range of literature, film and history modules which are available every year.

Please consult the list of Modern Languages modules by following this link.

English Language Centre for Overseas Students (ELCOS)

ELCOS offers a broad range of English-language support modules. We strongly encourage you to consider these as a way of improving your language skills. You can choose any of the ELCOS modules but the following modules are recommended:

SEMESTER 1

  • QXS 1003 Advanced English Speaking and Listening
  • QXS 1004 Advanced English Writing and Communicative Grammar 1
  • QXS 2001 Advanced English Integrated Skills 1
  • QXS 2003 Business English 1

SEMESTER 2

  • QXS 1002 Advanced English Vocabulary
  • QXS 1005 Advanced English Writing and Communicative Grammar 2
  • QXS 2002 Advanced Integrated Skills 2
  • QXS 2004 Business English 2

Pre-Study/General English

There is also the opportunity to study on ELCOS Pre-Study/General English courses at pre-intermediate and intermediate plus levels. The courses on offer include:

  • British Culture
  • Writing Skills
  • Social English
  • Integrated Skills
  • Listening Skills
  • Reading and Vocabulary Skills
  • Speaking Skills
  • Grammar Skills

Information on ELCOS modules can be found by following this link.