Research course


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

Research Areas: English with specialisations in: other literature from the Middle Ages and the 16th, 17th, 19th, and 20th centuries; English literature post 1500; Arthurian literature; American literature; comparative literature; Anglo-Welsh writing; postcolonial literature; gender and writing; autobiography; travel writing; Romanticism; Renaissance literature; modern English and American drama; Milton and literature of the civil war period; modernism; contemporary poetry; creative writing.

Department specialisms

Arthurian Literature; Old English; Old Norse; Middle English; Renaissance; 18th-century Literature; Romanticism; Victorian Literature; 20th-century Literature; American Literature; Anglo-Welsh Writing.

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. University offers pre-registration English language courses.

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