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.