Postgraduate Study

  • Bangor University offers over 150 postgraduate programmes in 23 distinct academic subject areas, with types of course to suit all candidates.
  • Bangor University’s world-leading research was recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the national assessment of research quality. Following the REF results, Bangor University is ranked amongst the Top 40 in the UK** for research quality, with the research carried out in over half of our academic Schools rated in the top 20 in the UK.
  • Research informs our teaching at postgraduate level, and, with more than three-quarters of the research found to be either world-leading or internationally excellent, this provides an exceptional foundation for our postgraduate course provision.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

The 2,660 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 63%
  • Part Time 37%

Domicile

  • UK 53%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 40%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & administrative studies 38 714 752
Biological sciences 187 438 625
Education 16 374 390
Agriculture & related subjects 38 140 178
Physical sciences 58 72 130
Subjects allied to medicine 19 104 123
Languages 58 54 112
Social studies 22 63 85
Law 13 59 72
Creative arts & design 22 47 69
Historical & philosophical studies 32 28 60
Computer science 17 15 32
Engineering & technology 14 8 22
Mass communications & documentation 3 6 9

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £5,085–8,600
Mixed £6,611
Laboratory £6,611–11,102
Clinical £6,102

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Bangor offers discounts on Home/EU tuition fees for its alumni, and generous scholarship packages for international students.

Accommodation

  • Postgraduate students will benefit from a major regeneration of our St Mary’s student accommodation village, with five new halls dedicated to housing postgraduate students.
  • All students living in university-owned accommodation will also receive free membership of our newly refurbished Sports Centre, Canolfan Brailsford.

Facilities and Support for Postgraduate Students