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English Language and Literature

University of Nicosia
Nicosia, Cyprus
 1243 Points
4 Years

Program Description

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.

Entry Requirements

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High School Diploma (or equivalent)
English Level
TOEFL (internet based)
Michigan Proficiency (ECPE)
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
A levels
TOEFL (paper based)

Information about admission:

  • The minimum admission requirement to an undergraduate programme of study is a recognized High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) or equivalent internationally recognized qualification(s) and mark sheet. Students with a lower HSLC grade than 7.5/10 or 15/20 or equivalent depending on the grading system of the country issuing the HSLC are provided with extra academic guidance and monitoring during the first year of their studies.

Other accepted qualifications:

  • In addition to a strong academic record, we take into account the student’s involvement in extracurricular activities e.g. working experience in the hospitality industry, leadership skills, and other relevant background information that will enhance the application of the candidate.

Other English qualifications and information:

  • Students who do not possess any of the English qualifications or stipulated grades listed above and below and hold IELTS with 4.5 and above, are required to take UNIC’s NEPTON English Placement Test (with no charge) and will receive English Language support classes, if and as needed, from UNIC’s International Gateway Centre (IGC).
  • Computer-based TOEFL – 193 and above
  • Michigan Examination of Proficiency in English (CaMLA) – Pass
  • Pearson PTE General – Level 3 and above
  • KPG (The Greek Foreign Language Examinations for the State Certificate of Language Proficiency) – Level B2 and above
  • Anglia – Level B2 and above
  • IEB Advances Programme English – Pass


Year 1

Semester 1:
English Composition
Introduction to Drama
The Science of Linguistics
Introduction to Poetry
Intercultural Communication

Semester 2:
Introduction to Fiction
General Linguistics
Teaching English as a Foreign Language I
Pedagogical Grammar

Year 2

Semester 3:
Twentieth Century American Literature
Romantic and Victorian Poetry
Applied Linguistics
Teaching English as a Foreign Language II
English Phonetics and Phonology

Semester 4:
English Morphology and Syntax
Gender in Literature
Computer Aided Language Learning
Research Methods in Linguistics and EFL

Year 3

Semester 5:
German Language and Culture I
Semantics and Pragmatics
Language and Identity
Principles of Sociology

Semester 6:
German Language and Culture II
Course Design and Evaluation in TEFL
Teacher Development in TEFL I
General Psychology I

Year 4

Semester 7:
French Language and Culture I
Discourse Analysis and Conversation
Teacher Development in TEFL II
General Psychology II

Semester 8:
Cultural Anthropology
Microcomputer Applications
French Language and Culture II
Memoir and Life-Writing


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
  • PR

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