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Bangor University features world-leading research (REF 2014), informing Gold-standard teaching (TEF 2017) in a university set between the mountains and the sea in north Wales – one of the top regions of the world to visit, according to Lonely Planet. It offers a wide range of taught courses and research programmes in over 20 distinct academic disciplines, at a traditional university (est. 1884) with modern facilities, excellent student support and satisfaction, and good accommodation.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

2,650 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 57%
  • Part Time 43%

Domicile

  • UK 56%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 38%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Accounting & Finance 25 515 540
Psychology 80 360 445
Education 15 300 320
Agriculture & Forestry 45 160 210
Nursing 20 150 170
Business & Management Studies 15 120 140
Geography & Environmental Science 40 65 105
Biological Sciences 50 55 100
Sociology 20 65 85
Law 10 60 70
Sports Science 25 25 50
Music 15 30 40
Linguistics 15 25 40
Chemistry 35 5 35
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 25 10 30
English 20 10 30
Marketing 5 25 25
Philosophy 25 0 25
History 10 10 20
Computer Science 15 5 20
Creative Writing 10 5 15
Social Policy 0 15 15
Celtic Studies 10 5 15
Medicine 0 10 10
Social Work 5 5 10
Archaeology 5 5 10
Art & Design 0 5 5
Communication & Media Studies 5 5 5
Theology & Religious Studies 5 5 5
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 5 5
Librarianship & Information Management 0 5 5
Anatomy & Physiology 5 0 5
Anthropology 5 0 5
Economics 5 0 5
French 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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Mode of study:

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 4,260–9,000
Mixed 6,950–8,400
Laboratory 7,700–11,950
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Bangor offers discounted tuition fees for its Home/EU alumni, and further bursary and scholarship initiatives are offered by individual academic schools. There are generous university-wide scholarship packages for international students.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • While accommodation is not guaranteed, the recently regenerated St Mary’s student village includes five new halls dedicated to housing postgraduate students.
  • All students living in university-owned accommodation also receive free membership of the university's sports centre, Canolfan Brailsford.