Bangor University

Bangor University

Creative and Critical Writing

This programme provides the opportunity to work over an extended period on a collection of short stories, a novel, a collection of poems or a piece of performance writing for film or stage, under the individual supervision of a specialist.

Entry requirements

A 1st Class or a good 2nd Class degree. In many cases PhD applicants have studied to Master's level, though this is not compulsory. Students without an MA are required to follow the research training module offered by the school. The University is able to accept some 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 1st language is not English are expected to have achieved an IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no element below 6.0. Potential students should submit a writing sample of approximately 3,000 words with their application in the case of prose fiction, or a sample of ten poems.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bangor Campus Bangor (Wales) LL57 2DG Wales

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Key information

Director of Graduate Studies
Telephone number: 
01248 383044