Bangor University: Creative and Critical Writing

InstitutionBangor University View institution profile
Department School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics View department profile
Web http://www.bangor.ac.uk/languages-literatures-and-linguistics
Study type Research

Summary

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).

You will be joining a vibrant postgraduate community and a School with significant experience in teaching creative writing at postgraduate level. A number of staff members are published and award-winning authors, and are involved in a variety of editing and judging activities; Zoe Skoulding is editor of Poetry Wales, Ian Gregson is editor of Salt Wales and Kachi Ozumba was a judge for the Commonwealth Short Story competition in 2010 and 2011.

The School benefits from the presence of the poet Professor Carol Rumens as a visiting professor and the frequent visits of honorary professor Philip Pullman, who offers both readings and workshops.

Our students are successful. A number of recent or existing postgraduate students have successfully published collections of poems or short stories that have arisen from their studies here at Bangor. These include John Tanner, Zoe Skoulding, and Nessa O’Mahoney. Others have published stories including Terri Lee Hackman, Zoe Perrenoud, and Lisa Blower (who won the 2009 Guardian Short Story Competition) or individual poems and other forms of writing.

The environment in Bangor couldn’t be better for studying creative writing, situated as it is between the mountains and the sea. It is a place where creativity, is the norm rather than the exception.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

Bangor University
School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

 

Bangor University’s School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics provides a fantastic learning and research environment in which to immerse yourself in the many aspects of studying languages, literatures and linguistics.

Here you will find teaching and research expertise in languages and cultures, the analysis of how languages work, as well as literary study and creative writing. Within the School, you can choose to study in the following areas:

  • English Literature & Creative Writing
  • English Language Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Modern Languages & Culture

The School has an excellent record of research excellence in ...

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