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.
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.
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.
English with specialisations in:
Visiting academics feature regularly in the school’s research seminars.
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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.
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