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Bangor University

- United Kingdom

Overview

Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of excellence and exceeds expectations, both for academic standards and student experience.

We have over 11,000 students and over 650 teaching staff based in 23 Academic Schools grouped into five Colleges

The national Research Assessment Exercise shows that world leading research is being carried out at Bangor. Areas of particular excellence include Accounting & Finance which is rated as the best for research in the UK, and Electronic Engineering which is rated second in the UK. Sports Science is placed in the top 10 in the UK and Psychology is 11th in the UK.

The latest National Student Survey (NSS) results reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience. The results – released August 2014 – place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (7th in the UK when excluding specialist institutions). The University is also top in Wales for overall student satisfaction as well as quality of teaching.

A recent review by the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) resulted in the highest possible endorsement of the University’s academic standards. The ‘confidence’ judgement by the QAA confirms the University’s academic standing and profile.

The Study Skills Centre provides help with the transition to university and on-going support with academic progression. The support provided by the Centre includes help with academic writing, reading and exam skills, mathematics and statistics, team-work, presentation skills, and project-planning.

Other learning resources include a £1.5M MRI scanner, a multi-media language centre, a natural history museum and a £3.5-m research vessel, The Prince Madog.

The construction of the Pontio Arts & Innovation Centre is currently underway, which is set to become a new social hub for students as well as an internationally significant centre for learning, innovation and the performing arts. The £36million building will be a world-class centre for innovation in science, technology and the creative arts. In addition to being a new home for our Students' Union, it will include a theatre, studio theatre, cinema, lecture theatres, exhibition spaces, bar and café.

A £20m redevelopment of the campus resulted in the establishment of the Environment Centre Walesand the Bangor Business School's Management Centre.

We have excellent sports and recreation facilities, made even better by a recent multi-million pound investment programme. The Sports Centre is also home to the Dome – an indoor tennis and netball centre opened in 2013.

At Bangor there are around 150 Students’ Union Clubs and Societies, covering a range of interests, activities and sports. Student membership is free – which means all students can take advantage of the extra-curricular opportunities offered.

We have close links with the NHS in Wales through the Besti Cadwaladr University Health Board. The University is a major provider of training and education for the NHS and is also one of the main partners in the North Wales Clinical School.

The University in recent years has opened new halls of residence as part of a £35m upgrade. A new development of 600 rooms will open on the St Mary's Site in 2015, with the range of accommodation including studio apartments and townhouses. There will also be a café bar, shop, laundrette, common rooms and sports and fitness facilities on site.

The University is amongst the UK’s top 50 Universities, according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015. Bangor was also placed within the UK’s top 20 universities in the Times Higher Education magazine’s 2014 Student Experience survey.

The What Uni Student Choice Awards placed Bangor University within the top 10 in the UK in the following categories: Accommodation; Clubs and Socieites; Course and Lecturers.

Bangor has been described as “one of the cheapest places in Britain” to be a student (The A-Z of Universities and Higher Education Colleges) and is consistently ranked as one of the most economical places to study in the UK in various cost-of-living surveys.

As a major provider of teacher training in Wales, we have close links with schools, local education authorities and the teaching profession.

We have one of the largest widening access programmes in the country called the Talent Opportunities Programme involving over 1500 pupils in schools across North Wales.

We are involved in the Reaching Higher, Reaching Wider programme operating in the region.

Bangor University is ranked in the Top 10 in the UK for support and welfare (Times Higher EducationStudent Experience Survey).

We have one of the largest Peer Guiding schemes in the country,  which supports new students and ensures an easy transition to University life. The scheme has been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards in the Outstanding Student Support Category.

Undergraduate students can benefit from a new study abroad option to give students the international experience many employers are now looking for. The International Experience Programme gives the option of studying overseas for one extra year in a wide variety of destinations and will have ‘with international experience’ added to their degree title.

Mission Statement

Bangor University will be a leading research-led University with an international reputation for teaching and research, that fosters the intellectual and personal development of its students and staff, provides a supportive multicultural environment, promotes widening access and inclusiveness, and supports the economic, social and cultural well-being of Wales and the wider community it serves. Bangor University will be recognised regionally, nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence for a varied portfolio of academic programmes and for the high quality of the experience it provides for its students and staff.


Faculties

College of Arts and Humanities

School of Creative Studies and Media

School of Education

School of English

School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology

School of Lifelong Learning

School of Linguistics and English Language

School of Modern Languages

School of Music

School of Philosophy and Religion

School of Welsh

ESRC Centre for Research on Bilingualism

College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences

Bangor Business School

School of Education

School of Law

School of Social Sciences

College of Natural Sciences

School of Biological Sciences (includes Treborth Botanic Garden)

School of the Environment, Natural Resources and Geography

School of Ocean Sciences

Welsh Institute of Natural Resources

College of Health and Behavioural Sciences

School of Healthcare Sciences

School of Medical Sciences

School of Psychology, Bangor University

School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

Institute of Medical and Social Care Research

College of Physical and Applied Sciences

School of Chemistry

School of Computer Science

School of Electronic Engineering

 


English Requirements

Undergraduate

College

IELTS

Pearson PTE

College of Arts and Humanities    

Creative Studies & Media

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

English Literature / Creative Writing

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

History, Welsh History & Archaeology

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

Linguistics & English Language

BA English Language Studies 
(4 year course including 1 year intensive English)

3 year course

6.0 (5.5)

5.0 (5.0)

 

5.5 (5.5)

56 (51)

 

Modern Languages

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

Music

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

Philosophy and Religion

6.5 (6.0)

62 (58)

Welsh

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

College of Business, Law, Education and

Social Sciences

   

Bangor Business School

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

Education

6.5 (6.0)

62 (58)

Law

LLB Law with Professional English

6.5 (6.0)

 

6.0 (5.5)

62 (58)

 

56 (51)

Social Sciences

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

College of Natural Sciences    

Environment, Natural Resources & Geography

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

Biological Sciences

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

Ocean Sciences

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

College of Health and Behavioural Sciences    

Healthcare Sciences

BN Nursing BM Midwifery

BSc Radiography / BSc Healthcare Sciences

 

7.0 (7.0)

 7.0 (6.5)

 

67 (67)

67 (62)

Medical Sciences

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

Psychology

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

Sport, Health & Exercise Science

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

College of Physical and Applied Sciences    

Chemistry

 6.0 (6.0)

56 (56)

Computer Science

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

Electronic Engineering

 6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

 

Postgraduate Taught / Masters

College

IELTS

Pearson PTE

College of Arts and Humanities    

Creative Studies & Media

MA Filmmaking: Concept to Screen

6.0 (5.5)

6.5 (6.0)

56 (51)

62 (58)

English Literature

6.5 (6.0)

62 (58)

History, Welsh History & Archaeology

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

Linguistics & English Language

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

Modern Languages

MA Translation Studies

6.0 (5.5)

6.5 (6.0)

56 (51)

62 (58)

Music

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

Philosophy and Religion

7.0 (6.5)

67 (62)

Welsh

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

College of Business, Law,

Education and Social Sciences

 
 

Bangor Business School

6.0 (5.5)

 

56 (51)

 

Education

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

Law

6.5 (6.0)

 

62 (58)

 

Social Sciences

MA Criminology and Law

6.0 (5.5)

6.5 (6.0)

56 (51)

62 (58)

College of Natural Sciences
 
 

Environment, Natural Resources & Geography

MSc Distance Learning

 

6.0 (5.5)

6.5 (6.0)

56 (51)

62 (58)

Biological Sciences

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

Ocean Sciences

MSc Marine Biology

MSc Marine Environmental Protection

MSc Applied Marine Geoscience

MSc Physical Oceanography

 

6.5 (6.0)

6.5 (6.0)

6.5 (6.0)

6.0 (5.5)

6.0 (5.5)

 

62 (58)

62 (58)

62 (58)

56 (51)

56 (51)

 

College of Health and Behavioural Sciences
 
 

Healthcare Sciences

MSc Public Health and Health Promotion

Nursing & Midwifery

Non-clinical taught Masters

6.0 (5.5)

6.5 (6.0)

6.5 (6.0)

7.0 (6.5)

56 (51)

62 (58)

62 (58)

67 (62)

Medical Sciences

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

Psychology

MSc Psychological Research

MSc Neuroimaging

MRes

6.0 (5.5)

6.5 (6.0)

6.5 (6.0)

6.5 (6.0)

56 (51)

62 (58)

62 (58)

62 (58)

Sport, Health & Exercise Science

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

 

College of Physical and Applied Sciences
 
 

Chemistry

 

MRes

 

6.0 (5.5)

 

7.0 (6.5)

(Writing & Reading 7.0)

56 (51)

 

67 (62)

(Writing & Reading 67)

Electronic Engineering

MSc Nanotechnology and Microfabrication

6.0 (5.5) 

6.5 (6.0)

56 (51)

62 (58)

Computer Science

6.0 (5.5)

56 (51)

 

Postgraduate Research / PhD

College
IELTS
Pearson PTE
College of Arts and Humanities
 
 

Creative Studies & Media

7.0 (6.5)
67 (62)
English Literature
6.5 (6.0)
62 (58)
History, Welsh History & Archaeology
6.0 (5.5)
56 (51)
Linguistics & English Language
6.0 (5.5)
56 (51)

Modern Languages

6.5 (6.0)

 

62 (58)

 

Music
6.5 (6.0)
62 (58)
Philosophy and Religion
7.0 (6.5)
67 (62)
Welsh
6.0 (5.5)
56 (51)

College of Business, Law,

Education and Social Sciences

 
 
Bangor Business School
7.0 (6.5)
67 (62)
Education
6.5 (6.0)
62 (58)
Law
7.0 (6.5)
67 (62)

Social Sciences

6.5 (6.0)

62 (58)

College of Natural Sciences    
Environment, Natural Resources & Geography
6.5 (6.0)
62 (58)
Biological Sciences
6.0 (5.5)
56 (51)
Ocean Sciences
6.5 (6.0)
62 (58)
College of Health and Behavioural Sciences
 
 
Healthcare Sciences
7.0 (7.0)
67 (67)
Medical Sciences
6.0 (5.5)
56 (51)
Psychology
6.5 (6.0)
62 (58)

MRes

IMSCAR

6.5 (6.0)

7.0 (6.5)

62 (58)

67 (62)

Sport, Health & Exercise Science

6.5 (6.0)

62 (58)
College of Physical and Applied Sciences
 
 

Chemistry

 

 

MRes

 

 

 

MSc Chemistry by Research

6.5 (6.0)

(Writing & Reading 6.5)

 

7.0 (6.5)

(Writing & Reading 7.0)

 

7.0 (6.5)

(Writing & Reading 7.0)

62 (58)

(Writing & Reading 62)

 

67 (62)

(Writing & Reading 67)

 

67 (62)

(Writing & Reading 67)

         

Electronic Engineering

6.0 (5.5)

(Writing 6.5)

56 (51)

(Writing 62)

Computer Science
6.0 (5.5)
56 (51)

 

TOEFL iBT English language certificates will be accepted by Bangor University as evidence of English language proficiency for September 2014 entry and January 2015 entry.

 

Cambridge English Language Assessment: Cambridge Certificate: First (FCE), Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

Bangor University recognises the FCE certificate. Students with a grade of C or above are required to complete a minimum 8 weeks pre-sessional English Language and Study Skills course prior to enrolling onto degree programmes at Bangor.

Bangor University recognises the CAE and CPE certificates. Students are required to have a grade of C or above for entry onto degree programmes at Bangor.

 

Trinity College London, Integrated Skills in English

Bangor University recognises the ISE III language test. Students are required to have a pass or above in all four skills for entry onto degree programmes at Bangor.

 

Nationals of a majority English-speaking country

Students who are nationals of a majority English-speaking country (as defined by the UKBA) are automatically assumed to meet the minimum English language requirements. Students who have undertaken 2 years of education entirely through the medium of English directly prior to entry to Bangor University may not be required to submit an English Language Test certificate. For further information, please contact the International Admissions Office by email at international@bangor.ac.uk or by telephone on +44 (0) 1248 382028.

 

What if I do not meet the English Language requirements?

As levels of English ability will vary, Bangor University has an English Language Centre for Overseas Students (ELCOS) which offers specially designed courses for international students coming to study at the University. These courses enable students to reach the language level required for entry onto degree programmes. A range of courses are available from intensive short pre-sessional programmes to all year round study. To find out more visit www.elcos.bangor.ac.uk

 

Pre-sessional courses

If you have not been able to achieve English language requirement for your chosen course you can specify on your application form you wish to enrol on a p


Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

What's on offer Value Eligible Countries How to Apply
Merit Scholarship Up to £15,000 All countries Find out more
Alumni/Existing Students/Family Discount Up to £11,400 All countries Find out more
British Council GREAT Scholarship Up to £16,500 India Find out more

 

Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

What's on offer Value Eligible Countries How to Apply
Merit Scholarship Up to full tuition fee waiver All countries Find out more
Alumni/Existing Students/Family Discount £1,000 in addition to the Merit scholarship All countries Find out more
British Council GREAT Scholarship Up to £6,500 India  
Santander £5,000 Latin America, Spain & Portugal  

Commonwealth Scholarship

(MSc Tropical Forestry only)

£12,000 + Commonwealth countries  
Chevening Partnership Scholarship Full fee waiver All countries excluding the USA  

 

Research/PhD Scholarships

What's on offer Value Eligible Countries  
Merit Scholarship Up to £15,000 All countries  
Alumni/Existing Students/Family Discount £1,000 in addition to the Merit scholarship All countries  
China Scholarship Council Full tuition fee waiver China  
Bangor Business School (PhD Studentships) £50,000+ All countries  

Tution Fee

Undergraduate

 

2014-15

Arts and Humanities

£11,000

Law, Education and Social Sciences

£11,000

Bangor Business School (BA/BSc)

£11,500

Health and Behavioural Sciences

£12,800

Natural Sciences

£12,800

Physical and Applied Sciences £12,800
Study Abroad (120 credits) £11,000

 

Postgraduate (Taught Courses)

 

2014-15

Arts and Humanities

£11,500

Law, Education and Social Sciences

£11,500

Bangor Business School (MA/MSc)

£13,000

Bangor Business School (MBA) £14,000
Health and Behavioural Sciences £13,000
Health and Behavioural Sciences Extended Master £17,500
MSc Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics £17,500*
Natural Sciences £13,000
Physical and Applied Sciences £13,000
School of Chemistry £14,000*
MSc Nanotechnology £14,000*

 

Postgraduate (Research Courses)

 

2014-15

Arts and Humanities

£11,500

Law, Education and Social Sciences

£11,500

Bangor Business School

£13,000

Health and Behavioural Sciences £14,500**

Cancer Institute

£17,500*

Natural Sciences

£14,500**

Physical and Applied Sciences £14,500**

*   Including £5,000/£1,500 bench fee

** Including a minimum £2,000 bench fee. Some courses may charge extra bench fees.