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Professional Writing, Film, Media, New Media, Journalism, Creative Studies, Drama, Professional Writing (Practice-Led Research), PhD/MPhil

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #521 (QS) ,
The Professional Writing, Film, Media, New Media, Journalism, Creative Studies, Drama, Professional Writing (Practice-Led Research) programme is offered by the Bangor University.

About

  • The School of Creative Studies and Media welcomes applications from well-qualified graduates who wish to engage in research for the degree of Professional Writing, Film, Media, New Media, Journalism, Creative Studies, Drama, Professional Writing (Practice-Led Research) at Bangor University which combines a piece of creative practice such as media/performance work plus a dissertation/piece of critical work.
  • The environment in Bangor couldn’t be better for studying at postgraduate level. You will be joining a vibrant postgraduate community and a School with significant experience in teaching the creative industries at postgraduate level.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date The University will accept applications throughout the year.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      PhD: 3 years full-time
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description
      PhD: 6 years part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research Areas

PhD/MPhil study is available in subjects across the whole spectrum of the Creative Industries, with potential research or practice-led research specialisms in:

  • Digital Culture
  • Political Communication and Cultural Politics
  • Cultural and Creative Knowledge and Economy.

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    67

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class
Recommended score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of First Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • We would normally expect students starting a PhD or MPhil to hold a first class or a good second-class undergraduate degree. In many cases PhD and MPhil applicants have studied to MA level, though this is not compulsory.
  • 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 a TOEFL score of at least 600, with a TWE (written score) of 4; or an IELTS score of at least 7+.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4330 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Bangor

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Country Scholarship

  • Up to £12,000
  • Bangladesh; Cameroon; Colombia; Egypt; Ghana; Nigeria; Pakistan; Thailand; Turkey; Vietnam

PRONABEC Scholarship                                                                               

  • Full fee waiver & monthly stipend  
  • Peru

Bangor International Scholarships

  • Up to £4,000
  • All countries

Alumni/Existing Students/Family Discount

  • £1,000 in addition to the Bangor International Scholarship
  • All countries

China Scholarship Council

  • Full tuition fee waiver
  • China

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