Bangor University: School of Languages, Literatures, Linguistics and Media

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 a wide range of subjects and specialisms within the areas of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. Amongst our key collaborative research themes are bilingualism and cultural translation, cognitive linguistics and material cultures and material texts. The world-class quality of research carried out in the School has been confirmed by the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework), the most recent national assessment of research quality.

English Literature & Creative Writing
We have a long tradition of academic excellence in English Literature and Creative Writing - English Literature has been on the curriculum since 1884. From these well-established roots, we have grown and thrived.

Our long history, strong tradition and wealth of experience are reflected in our expertise at postgraduate level, and complemented by a range of courses that allow our students to specialise in many areas of traditional and contemporary study.

Teaching staff include successful poets, authors, critics and novelists in their own right. Academic staff include some of the world’s foremost authorities on Arthurian Literature, Herbert, early modern literature, the history of the book and Welsh writing in English.  We offer an engaging and supportive environment for postgraduate study in the following areas:   

Modern Languages and Cultures
The teaching of Modern Languages has figured in the university curriculum at Bangor ever since 1884. Naturally much has changed since then, but our work is based on this solid and continuous tradition, and we aim to prepare our students thoroughly for the multilingual environment of the contemporary world. We currently offer both taught postgraduate degrees and research-based postgraduate degrees covering a broad range of specialist and interdisciplinary areas. These include Translation Studies and European Languages and Cultures.  

Linguistics and the English Language
Linguistics has been taught at Bangor University since the 1960s, making us one of the first departments dedicated to the study of Linguistics in the UK. Today, we are a vibrant and friendly department with staff who get to know their students as individuals and remain committed to high-quality teaching and have a strong research ethos.

Academic staff provide expertise in wide range of disciplines within Linguistics and the English Language at Master’s level, including:

We are passionate about teaching and ensuring our students gain excellent skills in critical reading and research (including dedicated language facilities available to all students who study with us). 

School of Languages, Linguistics and Literatures 
Bangor University
LL57 2DG
Tel: +44 (0)1248 382085


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