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Athurian Literature MA


Course Description

The course is an exciting, long-standing, and successful academic course that benefits from the expertise of world-class academics, outstanding library resources, and a unique location with medieval roots in the legend. Research skills taught during the first semester will enable students to engage with a variety of interdisciplinary approaches and sources, ranging from theoretical, historical and cultural aspects of the Arthurian myth.

Background
Arthurian Literature is an established area of expertise in the School of English at Bangor University and has been taught here for over three decades. A long-standing record of teaching, research and publication attests to its vitality; the main specialists in the field are Dr Raluca Radulescu, whose work has focused on Malory, Arthurian romances and chronicles, especially through a cultural approach, and Professor PJC Field, currently President of the International Arthurian Society, and world-renowned for his work on the Arthurian legend through the centuries. However the course also draws upon the expertise available in other periods of literature within the School of English and other schools in the College of Arts and Humanities, ranging from post-medieval approaches in the School of English, or medieval Welsh, History and Archaeology, and Music. Staff in these areas contribute regularly to the teaching of Arthurian topics ranging from the medieval period to the present, including music and modern film adaptations.

Why Bangor for Arthurian Studies?
The attractiveness of the MA in Arthurian Literature at Bangor lies in its flexible, though comprehensive, approach to the study of this area. Students may choose to specialise in either the medieval or the post-medieval period but they will be required to take both modules with these titles in order to benefit from the wide coverage of the Arthurian legend they provide. At the same time they can enjoy all the benefits of one-to-one supervision in the Open Essay options, while also developing their research skills in the Introduction to Literary Theory, Scholarship and Research Module (shared with the MA in English). Moreover, in-depth introductions to the study of medieval palaeography and codicology are available by collaboration with other relevant schools and disciplines, as a preparation to PhD level (see collaborative doctoral training scheme in palaeography and codicology organised by Dr Raluca Radulescu).

Students usually participate in the activities of the Centre for Medieval Studies, including the annual international postgraduate conference, ‘Medievalism Transformed’, the bi-weekly Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies seminar series (http://www.imems.ac.uk/) and the online postgraduate journal.

Structure
The MA in Arthurian Literature consists of two parts. Part One must be successfully completed before proceeding to the second part, the dissertation. The Diploma, which consists of Part One of the MA programme, aims to develop learner autonomy to the point where the student is capable of beginning a scholarly dissertation at MA level.

Compulsory Modules:

Part One

Introduction to Literary Theory, Scholarship and Research (30 credits), which develops knowledge of literary theory and research methods.
Medieval Arthur (30 credits), exploring the Arthurian myth from the earliest archaeological evidence to the end of the fifteenth century, with a view to examining its evolution in a variety of the socio-political contexts, as well as material culture.
Post-Medieval Arthur (30 credits), addressing the Arthurian myth and legends from the early modern period onwards, paying attention to the way the story was shaped in different centuries
Optional Modules:

Open Essay (30 credits): Supervised essays on topics of the student’s own choice.
Advanced Latin for Postgraduates (20 credits)
Manuscript and Printed Books (30 credits): An introduction to the study of medieval and early modern palaeography and codicology, in co-operation with the Bangor University Archives and Special Collections, which include the library of Bangor Cathedral
Subject to availability, students may choose relevant modules in medieval Welsh literature/Welsh Arthurian literature offered in the School of Welsh.
Part Two

Dissertation (60 credits): a substantial piece (20,000 words) of scholarly research, on a subject of your own choice and discussed in detail with a chosen supervisor. It will involve a series of one-to-one supervisory meetings during the summer, once Part 1 has been completed successfully.
Research Links with Industry
A collaboration with the tourist attraction ’King Arthur’s Labyrinth’ at Corris has led to fully funded Access to Masters MA places on this degree programme. The course also maintains links with people and organisations beyond Bangor: these might include guest speakers and visits to sites of literary interest.

Visit the Athurian Literature MA page on the Bangor University website for more details!

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125th Anniversary Scholarships - 20+ Awards

125th Anniversary Research Scholarships£5M investment for up to 125 research studentships and bursaries from Sept ‘09To celebrate our 125th anniversary, Bangor University is launching a five year programme of postgraduate expansion. This starts in 2009-10 when we will invest around £5M in up to 125 research studentships and bursaries, with further expansion and more opportunities to apply for in the future. The new Scholarships scheme offers opportunities to the very best students to work with our leading academics and rising stars across each of our six Colleges: Arts & Humanities
Business, Social Sciences & Law
Education and Lifelong Learning
Natural Sciences
Health & Behavioural Sciences
Physical & Applied SciencesThe majority of the Bangor 125th Anniversary Scholarships will be fully-funded studentships, covering all fees for three years plus an annual maintenance allowance. A number of research studentships will specifically be available for outstanding international students. In addition, there are a large number of Bursary awards worth £6,500 a year and a variety of targeted awards.For further information, and to register your interest at the earliest opportunity, follow the web link below.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Fully-funded research studentships + maintenance allowance

Eligibility

The new Scholarships scheme offers opportunities to the very best students to work with our leading academics and rising stars across each of our six Colleges.

Application Procedure

Initially, follow the web link below to register your interest. Further information will be sent directly.


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AHRC-FUNDED THREE YEAR PHD STUDENTSHIP IN ENGLISH LITERATURE OR LINGUISTICS - Single Award

Applications are invited by the Graduate School of Arts, Education and Humanities at Bangor University for an AHRC PhD Studentship in English Literature or Linguistics beginning on 1st October 2011. This award will support research in designated areas in which the two Schools of English (Literature) and Linguistics have world-leading expertise. Applications are invited from potential researchers who wish to pursue a programme of research leading to a PhD in one of the following four areas: i) Bilingualism, ii) Cognitive Linguistics, iii) Arthurian studies or iv) Welsh writing in English. The School of Linguistics boasts world-leading researchers in the areas of Bilingualism and Cognitive Linguistics, while the School of English is well-known internationally for its established expertise in Arthurian Studies and Welsh writing in English. However, students wishing to work on other aspects of English Literature, English Linguistics or comparative studies are also encouraged to apply, as these Schools offer research expertise ranging across the breadth of both academic disciplines. Further information about the School of Linguistics is available from the following website: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/linguistics. Further information about the School of English is available on the web here: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/english.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition fee + £13,590

Eligibility

Applicants should hold a distinguished academic record, which will include a Bachelor Degree (or equivalent) and, in the case of those applying for one of the three-year PhD studentships, will preferably have gained, or be in the process of studying for, a Masters degree or relevant professional experience. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the aptitude to successfully complete the MA/PhD by research within the period of the award. AHRC awards are open to UK and to EU applicants.

Application Procedure

The application deadline is 5pm on Friday 1st July 2011 and interviews will be held later in July or early August. Applicants *must* apply using the University's Postgraduate On-Line Application Form available here. . Please supply all the relevant supporting documents requested on the on-line application form electronically including the research proposal (max. 1000 words) detailing:
(i) relevant research skills and experience (including, for example, I.T. skills, and a brief description of university programme of study to date), and
(ii) the main focus of postgraduate interest, research plans and an understanding of the challenges ahead, and
(iii) whether or not you are applying to other institutions with an AHRC BGP (if so, please state the name of the institution or institutions).

Further Information

http://www.bangor.ac.uk/studentfinance/postgrad/scholarships.php.en#aca


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AHRC One-year Research Preparation Masters (RPM): Welsh/Celtic Studies - Single Award

Applications are invited by the Graduate School of Arts, Education and Humanities at Bangor University for an AHRC one-year Research Preparation Masters (RPM): Welsh/Celtic Studies (one year full-time or two years part-time) beginning on 1st October 2011. This award is designed for students undertaking Masters courses who wish to focus on advanced study and research training related to Welsh/Celtic Studies, and is explicitly intended to provide a foundation for further research at doctoral level. Within the broad discipline of Celtic Studies, Bangor is a recognised centre of excellence for the study of Welsh, and the advanced study may concentrate on any area of Welsh literature from the medieval period to the present. The advanced study may also be comparative in nature, linking the above subject area with related academic disciplines and fields of study such as Welsh History, Religion, Archaeology, Music, English literature, Welsh Writing in English, Arthurian Studies, European Languages, Cultural Studies and Political Theory and Ideology, for example.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition fee + £9490

Eligibility

Applications for the RPM in Welsh/Celtic Studies should have an outstanding undergraduate record of achievement, i.e. a Bachelor Degree (or equivalent). Full-time MA students who qualify for the full AHRC studentship will have their tuition fees paid for and will receive a stipend of £9,490. AHRC awards are open to UK and to EU applicants. Please be aware that EU applicants may qualify for a fees-only award. For more details on eligibility please refer to section 7 and Annexe A of the following document:
http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Documents/GuidetoStudentFunding.pdf

Application Procedure

The application deadline is 5pm on Friday 1st July 2011 and interviews will be held later in July or early August. Applicants *must* apply using the University's Postgraduate On-Line Application Form available here. In addition to the supporting documents requested on the on-line application form, applicants are also required to provide as an electronic attachment a statement (max. 1000 words) detailing:
(i) relevant research skills and experience (including, for example, I.T. skills, and a brief description of university programme of study to date), and
(ii) the main focus of postgraduate interest, research plans and an understanding of the challenges ahead. You will also need to specify how your advanced study at MA level could be developed into a PhD proposal, and
(iii) whether or not you are applying to other institutions with an AHRC BGP (if so, please state the name of the institution or institutions).

Further Information

http://www.bangor.ac.uk/studentfinance/postgrad/scholarships.php.en#acahttp://www.bangor.ac.uk/studentfinance/postgrad/scholarships.php.en#aca


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AHRC-FUNDED THREE YEAR PHD STUDENTSHIP IN CELTIC STUDIES/WELSH - Single Award

Applications are invited by the Graduate School of Arts, Education and Humanities at Bangor University for an AHRC PhD Studentship in Welsh/Celtic Studies beginning on 1st October 2011. Within the broad discipline of Celtic Studies, Bangor is a recognised centre of excellence for the study of Welsh, and research proposals may concentrate on any area of Welsh literature from the medieval period to the present. Applications for this award may also be comparative in nature, linking the above subject area with related academic disciplines and fields of study such as Welsh History, Religion, Archaeology, Music, English literature, Welsh Writing in English, Arthurian Studies, European Languages, Cultural Studies and Political Theory and Ideology, for example. For further details of the research expertise in the academic schools of the College, see http://www.bangor.ac.uk/caeh/courses_pg.php.en?catid=&subid=5079

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition fee + £13,590

Eligibility

Applicants should hold a distinguished academic record, which will include a Bachelor Degree (or equivalent) and preferably will also include the award of, or current study for, a Masters degree or relevant professional experience. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the aptitude to complete successfully a PhD by research within the period of the award. Full-time Doctoral students who qualify for the full AHRC studentship will have their tuition fees paid for and will receive a stipend of £13,590 p.a. AHRC awards are open to UK and to EU applicants. Please be aware that EU applicants may qualify for a fees-only award.

Application Procedure

The application deadline is 5pm on Friday 1st July 2011 and interviews will be held later in July or early August. Applicants *must* apply using the University's Postgraduate On-Line Application Form available here. . Please supply all the relevant supporting documents requested on the on-line application form electronically including the research proposal (max. 1000 words) detailing:
(i) relevant research skills and experience (including, for example, I.T. skills, and a brief description of university programme of study to date), and
(ii) the main focus of postgraduate interest, research plans and an understanding of the challenges ahead, and
(iii) whether or not you are applying to other institutions with an AHRC BGP (if so, please state the name of the institution or institutions).

Further Information

http://www.bangor.ac.uk/studentfinance/postgrad/scholarships.php.en#aca



Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a 2(i) undergraduate degree in a relevant area, demonstrating high achievement in elements relevant to the proposed research or equivalent experience. In their applications, students should outline the area in which they wish to specialise.

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