About the School

Academic Excellence

No.1 in UK. 100% Student Satisfaction

Founded in 1884, the School has a long tradition of academic excellence in English Literature and Creative Writing.

Students rate our teaching extremely highly. The 2016 National Student Survey (NSS) put us 1st in the UK with a score of 100% for overall student satisfaction for both our English Literature BA and English Literature with Creative Writing BA.

Our teaching is based on the latest research. The world-class quality of our research and writing was recognised in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) placing our School in the UK Top 10 for research intensity.

Superb Learning Opportunities

At undergraduate and postgraduate level, we offer a broad and and flexible range of module choices in English Literature and Creative Writing.

Our students benefit from small seminar groups, one-to-one tutorials, workshops and lectures. With award-winning pastoral care, one-to-one support and individualised feedback, we get to know our students as individuals and enable them to pursue their own creative interests. 

Beyond the Classroom

Bangor is an inspiring location for creative writing or literary study, situated on the Menai Straits at the foot of Snowdon, and less than three hours by direct train from London.

Arts and Culture. Our close links with Pontio, the University’s brand-new, £40million Arts Centre, local theatres, poetry groups and vibrant student societies - including our Bangor English Drama Society (BEDS) - give students plenty of opportunities to get involved.

Employability. The degree programmes we offer give our graduates highly-transferable skills in critical analysis, creative problem solving, presentation and argument that are much valued by all kinds of employers. 85% of our graduates were in employment or further study within six months of finishing the course (source: DLHE).