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Full time | Bangor University | 1 year | NOV-22

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Journalism (General)

Course type


Course Summary

About This Course

This programme offers you the opportunity to conduct in-depth practice-based, empirical or critical research into the process and product of professional writing. You will work towards the production of a practice-based portfolio or independently researched piece of work which will explore the creative and critical styles, contexts and attitudes of professional writing. You will develop, sustain, consolidate and resolve a self-directed programme of work in professional writing over an extended period of time, supervised by specialist professional staff in the field.

Successful applicants for this programme will have an excellent ?rst degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent practical/industrial experience, and a demonstrated ability to work independently to bring a self-directed project to completion.


The MRes in Professional Writing will prepare students to meet the need – increasingly being identified within industry – for self-reflective practitioners with experience at project development in the creative industries. It will also give them the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to work independently on a long and complex project, providing a strong basis for those wishing to go on to further academic study and to academic careers.

We actively seek to put students in contact with relevant industry bodies and organises a variety of professional workshops and competitions, e.g. through the Enterprise by Design scheme.

Past graduates have secured positions in a variety of creative (and related) industries, including broadcasting and filmmaking, advertising/PR, games development and tourism.


The main aim of this module is to survey a wide range of modern theoretical approaches that explain, analyse critically and ultimately transform the assumptions that keep human beings from truly understanding the socio-political and historical contexts they inhabit. It introduces students to 1) a number of key strands of critical analysis and theory prominent in modern thought; 2) the practice of applying those theories to sources, be it literary, cultural, artistic, cinematic, political or historical; 3) the complexities of scholarly writing and documentation; to lead students 4) to evaluate the uses and validity of modes of critical analysis and critical theory, and 5) to present complex material in clear and precise manner.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

A good 2.i Honours degree or industry equivalent experience.

University information

Established in 1884, Bangor University has over 130 years of educational heritage and offers an experience unlike any other. Based in North Wales, and nestled between the mountains and the sea, the university offers a wide range of courses distributed across the Arts and Sciences. Bangor is a vibrant and student-oriented place to study, and the university’s size and friendly learning community is why many students choose to study here. The...more