BA in English Language and Literature


Program Description

  • Duration (years): 4
  • 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 or 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 in 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.

Career Prospects

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).


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.

Graduation Requirements

The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements.

A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this programme, students will be able to:

  1. Have a good knowledge of the traditions and innovations of Anglophone literature.
  2. Formulate interpretations of literary texts incoherent essays, assignments and research projects.
  3. Assess literary theory and apply such theories to an understanding of texts.
  4. Analyse linguistic data and theory in all of the core areas of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, grammar, morphology, syntax, semantics, and sociolinguistics.
  5. Demonstrate a deep understanding of current theory and practice in second language teaching.
  6. Deliver lessons to groups of language learners and reflect on and analyze teaching performance.

Scholarships - Financial Aid

The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of academic merit scholarships, financial-aid assistance, athletic scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.

Last updated November 2018

About the School

UNIC is the largest university in Cyprus, with over 12,000+ students, from over 70 countries across the globe, coming together in an innovative and transformative learning space.

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