Research course

Creative and Critical Writing

Bangor University · School of English

Entry requirements

We would normally expect students starting a PhD or MPhil to hold a first class or a good second-class degree. In many cases PhD 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.

Months of entry


Course content

The MPhil/PhD programme provides you with 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 in your field. You will be joining a vibrant postgraduate community and a School with significant experience in teaching creative writing at postgraduate level. A number of recent or existing PhD students have successfully published collections of poems or short stories that have arisen from their studies here at Bangor.

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 7.0 in all aspects of the test.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months
part time
48 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Director of Graduate Studies
+44 (0) 1248 382102