About This Course
The School of Creative Studies and Media welcomes applications from well-qualified graduates who wish to engage in research for the degree of Practice-Led Research PhD/MPhil which combines a piece of creative practice such as media/performance work plus a dissertation/piece of critical work.
The environment in Bangor couldn’t be better for studying at postgraduate level. You will be joining a vibrant postgraduate community and a School with significant experience in teaching the creative industries at postgraduate level.
PhD/MPhil study is available in subjects across the whole spectrum of the Creative Industries, with potential research or practice-led research specialisms in:
- Digital Culture
- Political Communication and Cultural Politics
- Cultural and Creative Knowledge and Economy
PhD: 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time; MPhil: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
What will you study on this course?
PhD/MPhil and PhD/MPhil Practice-Led study is available in subjects across the whole spectrum of the Creative Industries, with potential research specialisms in such areas as: film and/or media studies, new media, drama, communications and related fields. Our staff specialise in a wide range of subject areas, such as world cinema, visual culture, digital and interactive media, games and virtual environments, digital arts and culture, journalism, media and cultural studies, screenwriting and adaptation, drama and performacne. Our Practice-Led Research staff specialise in areas such as digital and interactive media, professional writing (journalism and screen-writing), media and film production, and performance.
We would normally expect students starting a PhD or MPhil to hold a first class or a good second-class undergraduate degree. In many cases PhD and MPhil 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 at another institution, at their own expense. 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+.
Following their research degrees, past graduates have secured positions in prestigious academic institutions as well as a variety of creative (and related) industires, including broadcasting, filmmaking, advertising/PR, game devlopment, and tourism.