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Welcome to the Doctoral School

What is the Doctoral School?

The main purpose of the Doctoral School is to enhance your experience as a postgraduate research (PGR) candidate at Bangor, and to ensure that you fulfil your full potential. As part of this mission, we also provide support and training for supervisory staff. We are responsible for implementing, monitoring and contributing to the review of the University regulatory, policy and operational framework, and provide relevant information such as training and funding opportunities as well as the university’s regulations and codes of practice for research students. We also aim to develop and support an interdisciplinary and integrated research community with research candidates at its heart, while promoting equality of opportunities, and a healthy work-life balance. We wish to reward good practice and effort where it exists, and work towards providing the best student experience possible.

This website provides current information and updates on Training Programmes, Events & Competitions run by the Doctoral School.

Professor Andrew Hiscock - Dean of Postgraduate Research, Professor in Early Modern Literature

Andrew Hiscock is Dean of Postgraduate Research at Bangor University and Professor of Early Modern Literature in the School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics where he specialises in English and French Renaissance Literature. He was appointed as the inaugural Director of the Graduate School for the College of Arts and Humanities (2006-15) and also acted as a Deputy Dean during this period. He has twice served as Head of the School of English Literature and Creative Writing and was awarded an AHRC Research Fellowship in 2011-12 and a Marie Sklodowka-Curie Research Fellowship in 2016-18. He has been a Trustee for the Society for Renaissance Studies and for the British Shakespeare Association. Since 2011 he has been a Trustee for the Modern Humanities Research Association where he acts as co-editor for the academic journal MLR and as series editor for the Yearbook of English Studies. Since 2010 he has also been series co-editor for the Arden Early Modern Drama Guides. In 2018 he was appointed Research Fellow at the Institut de Recherche sur la Renaissance, l’Âge Classique et les Lumières at Université Paul­-Valéry, Montpellier 3, in France.