Degree in English Studies

240 credits - Faculty of Philosophy and Arts

Degree data and benchmarks

Data updated on November 15th 2019.



Data and description

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Preregistered 356 293 236 250 267 255
New 62 60 62 63 59 61
SIIU New 56 55 59 60 58 57
Registered 235 243 259 270 260 253
Graduates 22 21 24 41 31 28
Places 60 60 60 60 60 60

New students: these students are starting their studies from the beginning for the first time. They may have recognised credits or not.

New SIIU students: these students are starting their studies from the beginning, registering on a programme for the first time and, in accordance with SIIU criteria, may have fewer than 10 credits (for a Master's) or 30 credits (for an undergraduate programme) recognised. This set of students may also be referred to as the optimum new entry group. 

Registered students: these students have an active registration on a programme for an academic year. This set of students may also be referred to as the total student population.

  • Registration reservations are not included (due to the students awaiting a place at another university or credit recognition)
  • Registration cancellations are not included
  • Students with unpaid debts are not included

Graduates: these students have passed (passed or accredited) all credits required for the degree programme and have, therefore, finished their course regardless of whether they have requested their degree certificate be issued or not.

Entry Cohort


Data and description

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Graduation Rate 39% 33% 18%
Drop-out Rate 29% 34% 48%

Final drop-out rate: the percentage of students from a new entry cohort that, without graduating, have not re-registered on the degree or any other programme, either at this university or at any other insitution in Spain, for two academic years in a row.

Graduation rate (RD 1393/2007) is defined as the percentage of students from an entry cohort that finish their programmes in the theoretical planned timeframe for the curriculum, or within an additional academic year. The reference population is the New Full-time SIIU Student Group.

Graduating Class


Data and description

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Graduate Efficiency Rate 93% 89% 88% 90% 87% 90%

The efficiency rate is defined as the percentage ratio between the total number of credits passed by students throughout the registered programme from which they have graduated, and the total number of credits they effectively registered for. The reference population is the optimum group.

Credits Taken and Passed


Data and description

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Degree Success Rate 82% 84% 82% 79% 79% 79%
Performance Rate 70% 76% 74% 73% 73% 72%

Success rate: the percetage ratio between the number of passed credits and the number of credits taken for assessment.

Performance rate: the percentage ratio between the number of credits passed and the number of credits registered for.



Data and description

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Average duration 4 5 6 5 5 5

The average length of studies measures the average number of years that students take to graduate. The reference population is the optimum group.

Who directly oversees the quality of the degree programme?

Quality Assurance Commission

Quality Manager
Admin and Services Staff
  • Marina Caldés Contreras

The Quality Assurance Committee (CGQ) gathers all of the information regarding the degree programme (survey reports, data, statistics, complaints, suggestions, etc.) and analyses them. You can see the regulations and duties of the Quality Assurance Committee (CGQ).

Faculty of Philosophy and Art Quality Assurance System

Planning improvement measures

Improvement plan

Accountability and transparency

Link to the Register of Universities, Centres, and Degrees (RUCT)

Procedure Document Date/Year
Verification BOE(Official State Gazette) Curriculum second Modification 29/01/2019
Monitoring Annual follow-up and internal assessment report (2016-17) 23/03/2018
Accreditation Council of Ministers' resolution 28/06/2017
Monitoring Annual follow-up and internal assessment report (2015-16) 23/06/2017
Accreditation Final accreditation report 28/04/2017
Accreditation Self-assessment report 01/07/2016
Monitoring Annual follow-up and internal assessment report (2014-15) 04/03/2016
Monitoring External follow-up report (2013-14) 29/07/2015
Monitoring Annual follow-up and internal assessment report (2013-14) 13/02/2015
Monitoring Annual follow-up and internal assessment report (2012-13) 18/02/2014
Monitoring External follow-up report (2011-12) 15/11/2013
Monitoring Annual follow-up and internal assessment report (2011-12) 06/02/2013
Monitoring Annual follow-up and internal assessment report (2010-11) 26/01/2012
Verification First official university statement modification 05/05/2011
Verification First external report modification 05/05/2011
Verification BOE(Official State Gazette) Curriculum 02/03/2010
Verification Implementation. Council of Ministers' resolution 04/09/2009
Verification Official university degree statement 12/05/2009
Verification Final verification report 12/05/2009
Monitoring Annual follow-up and internal assessment report -

End-of-degree project

  • "I'm not that girl": Vindicating the Twilight Saga and Bella as Positive Members within a Female Tradition
  • "Taking Away Your Name Is the First Step": The Transgenerational Trauma of Slavery and the Shaping of Identity in Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing
  • "Your Dad's a Prick": Analysing Parenthood from a Millennial Perspective in the TV Series The End of the F***ing World (2017-)
  • (Postcolonial) Issues in Jane Eyre
  • A linguistic analysis of the representation of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle in the British press: A corpus-based study
  • An Analysis of Pseudo-translations Focusing on Elizabeth Hamiltonʼs Translation of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah and Her Position on Colonialism, English Society, Women and Religion.
  • An interview-based study of how Brexit is perceived by British expats in Majorca
  • Chris Hughes’s performance of masculinity in Love Island (2017)
  • Confronting stereotypes and seeking for fulfilment in the hostland: an analysis of Muslim female characters in Aboulela’s Elsewhere, Home
  • Exploring Authorship Attribution Techniques with Texts from Human of New York
  • Genes Are the Ancestors within Us”: Biopiracy in Patricia Grace’s Baby No-Eyes
  • History or Myth? The Role of Women in Vikings (2013-)
  • Invisibility and Exclusion of Bisexuality: An Analysis of Bisexual Women’s Poetry
  • Ireland's Abortion Law: Travel and Trauma in Tara Flynn's "Three: three"
  • Jolly Phonics, a method to acquire L2 pronunciation by young learners.
  • Learning Languages in Multilingual Contexts: Investigating Erasmus Students’ Experiences regarding Language, Social Networks and Culture
  • London as a Corrupting Force: Street Life, Class and Crime in Oliver Twist
  • Maleficent (2014): A Feminist and Posthumanist Twist to Disney’s Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  • Masculinity in 2016 Presidential American Election: The Purge: Election Year (2016) as a Case Study
  • Millennial Television: The Representation of Dysfunctional Parenting in Rick and Morty (2013-)
  • Motivation and Attitude for the Acquisition of Language in Primary School Students
  • New Masculinities in Tell Me a Story's Nick Sullivan (2018-): The Toxic Geek Werewolf
  • Phonological Acquisition and Disorders: Two Case Studies of L1 English Speakers
  • Rewriting Historical Characters: Henry Tudor and Elizabeth of York as Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow
  • Sense8’s Wolfgang Bogdanow: The Epitome of the Process of Deconstruction
  • The Double in William Wilson and The Secret Sharer
  • The Ethics of Intercultural Translation: Analysing the Figure of the African and African- American in Contemporary Spanish Television Advertising between 20th and 21st centuries.
  • The Fall of a Gentleman: Structural Parallelism between the Myth of the Fall and Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • The Goddess and the Islands: Mythopoetic Aura, Arts and Culture in the Balearics
  • The Influence of Catalan and Spanish as L1s in the Learning of English as L2
  • The Influence of Language Dominance on the Production of English Mid-central Vowels by Spanish-Majorcan Bilinguals
  • The Nobility of the Heart and its' corruption
  • Tracing the Use of Bisexual in Contemporary American English: A Corpus-based Study
  • Uncertainty and Loss of Identity in Refugee Poetry
  • An analysis of hegemonic masculinity in Modern Family: Its development and impact on other masculinities
  • A study on initial epenthesis before /sC(C)-/ clusters BY Spanish learners of English as L2
  • A theoretical and empirical analysis of the difficulties in language acquisition encountered by hearing-impaired children
  • Can gender be a form of capital? The accumulation of gender in a neoliberal globalized world
  • Effects of Bilingualism on third language acquisition: Cognitive and pragmatic abilities
  • ELF vs. EFL: An empirical study with students from two Majorcan schools
  • Elizabeth Gaskell’s ‘North and South’: Three of four families in an industrial city
  • Forensic linguistics methodology in Discovery Channel’s ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’
  • From the British Raj to the United Kingdom: A cultural history of curry
  • Hong Kong English: Verb agreement with collective nouns
  • Intelligibility, foreign accent and fluency in L2 and L3 speech
  • Intelligibility, foreign accent and phoneme errors in L2 and L3 speech: A multilingual approach
  • Mohsin Hamid’s ‘Exit West’: The literary inscription of a city broken down by war in the 21st century
  • Monarchy and Commonwealth in The Crown: A case study within the frame of Brexit
  • Multilingualism in Spanish education: The Basque country and the Balearic islands
  • Nativization of English in postcolonial India: A lexical analysis of Salman Rushdie’s ‘Midnight’s Children’
  • Panchronic analysis of politeness theory and democratization in televised presidential debates from the 60s until nowadays in the USA
  • Perceptual identification of American English sounds by L1-Catalan speakers
  • Predicting trilinguals’ L2-L3 sound learning: Two case studies examining the Perceptual Assimilation Model (PAM)
  • Scandinavian-originated dialectal words still in use in Northern England
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 'A study in Scarlet' and BBC 'Sherlocks’s' “A study in Pink”: A comparison
  • Testing the Critical Period Hypothesis
  • The ability of translating conserving the cultural essence of the novel ‘No longer at ease’ (1960) by Chinua Achebe
  • The artistic colony of Deià in the second half of the twentieth century: Lifestyle and influence
  • Toxic masculinity in American politics: Donald Trump's tweeting activity in the US presidential election (2016)
  • Translation of cultural elements in Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali: A postcolonial and descriptive approach
  • Understanding American Suburbia through Arcade Fire’s ‘The Suburbs’
  • Vian's 'L'Écume des jours' and Carroll's 'Alices': The creation of unsettling and nonsensical universes through language
  • ‘Moana’ as a “Princess Story”. Gender, racial and cultural representation in Disney’s animated movies
  • ‘The more it bleeds, the better the dress’: Stereotyping Romani women in the docu reality ‘My big fat gypsy wedding’ (2010-2015)
  • “Doctor Who” and the idea of the English gentleman. Representation and reception
  • “It’s not about deserve, it’s about what you believe”: An analysis of Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder woman’ and its feminist symbolism
  • “The rest of the story is in the mud”: Exploring discourses of Irish Womanhood in Éilís Ni Dhuibhne’s ‘The Dancers Dancing’
  • “The romance of his life was ended, and its new history had now commenced”: Scott’s complicated patriotism in ‘Waverley’
  • “The smallest stain is not to be discovered upon his character”: From transgression to damnation through Matthew Lewis’s Exotic Closet in ‘The monk’.
  • 'Die with a pineapple!': Regimes of truth, gender, age and mental (dis)ability in 'Fran Bow'
  • 'I'm trying to study history, not live off its legacy': Negotiating bordelines in Jarlath Gregory's 'The Organised Criminal'
  • 'I am a mere animal and instinctive emotions too often silence the suggestions of reason': Emotional turmoil in Mary Wollstonecraft's epistolary
  • 'Screw it. I'll do it': Transgressions of black female representations through an Afrofuturist lens
  • 'Uploaded to the Cloud, sounds like Heaven': The bond of Christianity, Posthumanism and Transhumanism in Black Mirror's 'San Junipero'
  • A comparative analysis of Olympe de Gouges' and Mary Wollstonecraft's declarations as main source to improve women's status in eighteenth-century society
  • Analizing Cultural Equivalences in Chinua Achebe's 'Things Fall Apart'
  • An analysis and comparison on the Northern and Southern dialectal variations of the American English
  • Beyond words: The role(s) of emoticons in computer-mediated communication
  • British and American English into world Englishes: The influence of reference varieties in Lexis
  • Case variation in coordinate noun phrases in Irish English
  • Celebrating metamorphosis and hybridity in Nalo Hopkinson's 'A Habit of Waste' and 'Greedy Choke Puppy'
  • CLIL program methodology, implantation and teacher views: An example from a large secondary school, Col.legi Sant Josep Obrer, in Palma Mallorca
  • Comparing fluency between L1 and L2
  • Ditransitive phenomenon in Nigerian English
  • EFL learners' perceptions of the development of their oral proficiency, anxiety and motivation after a SA experience in non-native English-speaking host countries: A case study approach
  • Environmentalism: Shift from American 1960s to 1970s. A musical approach
  • Exploring measures and variables of disfluency in the speech of CLIL students
  • Exploring the limits of gender and sexuality: The posthuman in The Wachowskis' 'Sense8'
  • Fictional representations of London: The 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' in 'One Day'
  • HIV as a hoax. The exercise of biopower in The New York Times and the stigmatization of homosexuality
  • Jane Austen's perception of marriage mirrored in her correspondence
  • Language and gender in American presidential debates: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump
  • Memes: A cultural approach to categorizing, translating, adapting and understanding a new genre of digital humor
  • Pedestrianism in Virginia Woolf's 'Mrs Dalloway' and James Joyce's 'Dubliners'
  • Perception of English high tense and lax vowels by students in CLIL and Non-CLIL contexts
  • Rebecca Bowman and the Articulation of Identity and Power in 'Banshee' (2013-2016)
  • Revisiting the Victorian madwomen: An analysis of Brontë's Bertha Mason and Dickens's Miss Havisham as Gothic characters
  • Salomé and Isabella: Macabre Infatuations in the 19th Century Literature and Art
  • Stereotypes and fixed representations of the British tourists in Mallorca: Social class in relation to holiday destinations refelected in media.
  • Talking black from a white perspective is still an issue: A review-based study on the divided reception of 'The Help'
  • The Hobbit in audiovisual translation: A case study
  • The naked body, performativity, and cultural practice in Lena Dunham's 'Girls' (2012-2017). Hannah as a case study
  • The reinterpretation of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' in 'Penny Dreadful': Power and ambition
  • The relationship between perception and production of the English vowel sounds /ae/ and /^/ by Spanish native speakers
  • Variation in the use of the definite English article in ESL students: A case study
  • Visibility and change of Black Queer in mainstream cultural productions: 'Pariah'
  • 'As though she were two people'. Gender, migration, and a sense of Home in Colm Tóibín's Brooklyn
  • 'You know you can change the Story': Recreating an Alternative Space in Hiromi Goto's Chorus of Mushrooms
  • "Living in the grey area between all categories felt increasingly like home": Meena's search for a voice of her own in Meera Syal's Anita and Me.
  • Analysis of Irish English
  • British social realism and the representation of the Miner's Strike (1984-5): Billy Elliot (2000) and Pride (2014)
  • Double negation in World Englishes: a preliminary approach
  • Effectiveness of Introducing English in Kindergarten: Comparison between three schools in Mallorca
  • Foreign accent in learners of English as a second language: language distance
  • From Antoinette to Bertha: a postcolonial construction of the voiceless through renaming and nature
  • H.P. Lovecraft and heavy metal: the transformation of literature into music
  • Hard Times and Mary Barton: An analysis of the Industrial Working class
  • Homophobic Discourse in Favour of the Nuclear Family: the Case of Harvey Milk.
  • Japanese to English translation of cultural gastronomic terms in anime
  • Orwell and Huxley: Dystopian novel and the foresight of technological apllications for social control
  • Representation of patriarchal structures. Daenerys Targaryen and Game of Thrones
  • Study Abroad: Impact on Students' Personal Growth and Identity Transformation
  • The Acquisition of Foreign Language Phonology: The Effect of Langugae Dominance in Catalan-Spanish Bilinguals who are Learning English
  • The American Dream in the Twenty-first Century: the Rise of you Tubers
  • The art of translating maintanining humor; a practical study of dubbibg in Woody Alle's film Love and Death
  • The references to Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita in Nick Cave's The Death of Bunny Munro: a critical analysis
  • Understanding Black Lives Matter as a Social Movement
  • 'Song of Salomon': Approaching Identity through the Myth of the Flying African
  • 'The Village Green Preservation Society': Traits of Englishness in the Songs of Ray Davies
  • (Re)Imagining and (Re)Visiting Homelands in Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria (by Noo Saro-Wiwa)
  • A Diachronic Analysis of the Pre-Rphaelites's Depictions of Women.
  • American Trandescentalism in Breaking Bad and Walt Whitmans "Song of Myself" A comparative Study.
  • A Preliminary Approach to Conversion and its Productivity in World Englishes
  • Are CLIL Aaproaches Effective? Analysing the Motivation and Language Competences of British Council vs. non-British Council Students
  • Are second Baccalaureate students' motivated to learn English?
  • Content and Language Integrated Integrated Learning: An Insight into the teacher's profile
  • Exploring the relationship between the Victorian Society and its Contexts and the Figure of the Doppelganger in Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by R.L. Stevenson and the Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
  • Higher Education Students' English Language Learner Beliefs: A Quantitative Study in the Balearic Context.
  • Is Disney Frozen in Time? An Analysis of Princesses Elsa and Anna
  • Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: Traditional Grand Denouement or Anticlimatic Ending?
  • National Identities: Past, Present and Future of Britishness
  • Ned Kelly's Last Words: "Such Is Life". Literary Analysis of Two Australian Picture Books.
  • On a leaf, but in the haert of England. An Analysis of Virginia Woolf's Three Guineas as Pacifist Propaganda
  • Pied-piping and Preposition Stranding in Relative Clauses (British English vs. American English)
  • Pillars of Britishness. A case Study: Ickenham
  • Register Variation in William Godwin: a Multidimensional Analysis
  • Revising WWII from the Perspective of German Children: Markus Zusak's The Book Thief and Rhidian Brook's The Afetrmath
  • The American Dream in the 21st Century. Will Smith and The Pursuit of Happyness
  • The Reign of Elizabeth I and the Rose of the English National Identity
  • The Representatiion of Homophobic Bullying in 'Glee'.
  • The Representation of Second Generation Migrants in Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth
  • A Journey through France and Britain by Julian Barnes
  • British Identity in the new Millennium
  • Bulgarian and Romanian MinoritiesREpresented in the British Press: A Contrastive Analysis
  • Cycle of the Werewolf (1983) and Cell (2006): Stephen King's Monstruous Figures as Products of Their Contexts
  • Identity and period drama. The first World War in Downton Abbey
  • Kiss the Frog: A Study of the English stereotypes of the French
  • L2 Fluency in Adult ESOL: The Oral Challenge
  • Lexical influence of native varieties of English on new Englishes
  • Martin McDonagh's The Beauty Queen of Leenane: Contesting Irish National and Gender Stereotypes
  • Narrating Brains: an Analyusis of Iana McEwan's Enduring Love and Saturday
  • Nature's Rightful Voice: the land as a character in Doris Lessing's The Grass is Singing
  • Number agreement in pseudopartitives: the case of number of
  • Oral interaction in secondary EFL Classrooms
  • Palestinian Diasporic Resistance in Spoken Word Poetry
  • Princess Diana of Wales' depiction in the popular culture literature and media. A comparative analysis on the construction of a fairy princess
  • Revising fairy tales' gender roles in contemporary children's fiction: the case of Cindarella
  • REwinding and Rewriting History: Louis de Bernières treatment of the Great War and the Second World War in Birds without Wings and Captain Corelli's Mandolin
  • Shaping Black Identity in Maya Angelou's I know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Teaching and learning English as a foreign language: the cases of Spain and Sweden
  • The New Woman of the 1920s: Flappers living the American dream
  • The transmission of ideology after a cultural trauma
  • The Weird Stories of H. P. Lovecraft and Thomas Ligotti
  • TRuth and Justice: William Godwin's contradictory philosophy in Caleb Williams's endings and his previous work
  • Twoness in Oneness and halfway things: Identity issues in Helen Oyeyemi's the Icarus Girl and Diana Evans's 26A
  • Variation in the expression of 'recent past' in British and American English
  • Teaching Culture in 4th of ESO English as a Foreign Language Classrooms