English (MPhil), Ph.D.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12250
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #301 ,
The MPhil is awarded for a dissertation of not more than 60,000 words and the PhD for a dissertation normally of not more than 100,000 words.

About

The English (PhD/MPhil) at Bangor University is awarded for a dissertation of not more than 60,000 words and the PhD for a dissertation normally of not more than 100,000 words.

Career Prospects

The programme prepares students for a career in higher education, as well as in publishing, arts administration, media research, and a range of related careers.

Qualification

PhD/MPhil

Duration

  • PhD: 3 years full-time, 6-8 years part-time;
  • MPhil: 2 years full-time, 4-5 years part-time

Further Details

To apply, send a research proposal of no less than 500 words, accompanied by a proposed bibliography and personal statement outlining your relevant experience (training and research) in your chosen field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research Areas

English with specialisations in:

  • Other Literature from the Middle Ages and the 16th, 17th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
  • English Literature post 1500
  • Arthurian literature
  • American Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Anglo-Welsh Writing
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Gender and Writing
  • Autobiography
  • Travel Writing
  • Romanticism
  • Renaissance Literature
  • Modern English and American Drama
  • Milton and Literature of the Civil War period
  • Modernism
  • Contemporary Poetry
  • Creative Writing

Research Links with Industry

Visiting academics feature regularly in the school’s research seminars.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

We would normally expect students starting a PhD or MPhil to hold a first class or a good second-class degree. In many cases PhD applicants have studied to MA level, though this is not compulsory. Students without an MA are required to follow the research training module offered by the school. We are able to accept students on a distance-learning basis, but they should have already acquired the skills taught in the introductory seminars, or should make arrangements to attend equivalent seminars at another institution, at their own expense.

Students whose first language is not English are expected to have achieved an IELTS score of at least 7.0 with no element below 6.5.

Student Visa

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12250 International

Funding

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