If you take your PhD or MPhil in course in The School of English at Bangor University you will experience:
One-to-one teaching and supervision by established writers and academics.
The opportunity to develop your own specific interests, working in the genre and style of your choice.
The flexibility to study on a full or part-time basis.
The opportunity to develop an awareness of your own writing and writing processes through combining creative and critical work, preparing you for a future career in writing or as an academic.
The course provides you with the opportunity to work over an extended period on a collection of short stories, a novel or a collection of poems under the individual supervision of a writer actively publishing in your field. Your creative work will be accompanied by a critical commentary; researching this element will ensure that you are well read in your chosen field and have a good knowledge of current trends in writing. The thesis, comprising both the creative and critical components, is expected to have a word count of about 100,000 words (for prose).