Research course

Professional Writing, Film, Media, New Media, Journalism, Creative Studies

Institution
Bangor University · School of Creative Studies and Media
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry 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.

Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

The School of Creative Studies and Media welcomes applications from well-qualified graduates who wish to engage in research for the degree of Practice-Led Research PhD/MPhil 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.

You can find more information about studying for a doctorate with us here.

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.


For further information please visit the School of Creative Studies and Media website.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent. Based on the University submission of 14 Units of Assessment, 77% of the research was rated in the top two tiers of research quality, ahead of the average for all UK universities.

Information for international students

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+.

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Fees and funding

Please read our Fees & Finances pages for the most up to date information. You can also find out more about Postgraduate Funding & Scholarships on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
postgraduate@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1248 383717