Taught course

Arthurian Literature

Bangor University · School of English

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a 2(i) undergraduate degree in a relevant area, demonstrating high achievement in elements relevant to the proposed research or equivalent experience. In their applications, students should outline the area in which they wish to specialise.

Months of entry


Course content

The attractiveness of the MA in Arthurian Literature at Bangor lies in its flexible, though comprehensive, approach to the study of this area. Students may choose to specialise in either the medieval or the post-medieval period but they will be required to take both modules with these titles in order to benefit from the wide coverage of the Arthurian legend they provide. A collaboration with the tourist attraction 'King Arthur's Labyrinth' at Corris has led to fully funded Access to Masters MA places on this degree programme. The course also maintains links with people and organisations beyond Bangor: these might include guest speakers and visits to sites of literary interest. This course consists of two parts: part 1 must be successfully completed before proceeding to the second part, the dissertation. Part 1: compulsory modules: introduction to literary theory, scholarship and research; medieval Arthur; post-medieval Arthur. Optional modules: open essay; advanced Latin for postgraduates; manuscript and printed books; subject to availability, students may choose relevant modules in medieval Welsh literature/Welsh Arthurian literature offered in the School of Welsh. Part two: dissertation.

Information for international students

International students whose first language is not English: An IELTS score of 6.5 with no element below 6.0 is required.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

Diploma: 9 months full-time (also available part-time)

Course contact details

Director of Graduate Studies
01248 383044