Postgraduate Courses at Bangor University

Type and duration of study

Taught Courses (e.g. MA/MSc)

Taught courses are designed to extend knowledge and specialist skills in fields you have studied more generally at undergraduate or equivalent level. Some can also double up as conversion courses, enabling you to switch your specialism to a new area away from your previous professional experience or first degree.

A Masters degree consists of 180 credits of study; 120 obtained from taught modules, and 60 from a research project / dissertation.

Taught Masters degree titles offered at Bangor include:

  • MA (Master of Arts)*
  • MSc (Master of Science)*
  • MMus (Master of Music)
  • LLM (Master of Law)

Other taught courses offered at Bangor include:

  • PgCert (Postgraduate Certificate - 60 credits)*
  • PgDip (Postgraduate Diploma – 120 credits)*
  • PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education – professional teaching qualification)

*multi-disciplinary – see our courses page for the full range of available programmes.

Research degrees

A research degree is an opportunity to undertake in-depth study of a chosen topic leading to an advanced academic award. As a research student, you would be based within an academic School or department in the University and you will be encouraged to participate in the research activity of the University through presenting research seminars and conferences and by publishing research papers. For more information about Research courses including PhD, MPhil and MRes, please visit the Postgraduate Research pages

Distance Learning

Distance Learning programmes at Bangor consist of various printed, video, online or other materials that allow students to study at work or home.

The key benefit of Distance Learning is flexibility. You gain the opportunity to study at home or in the workplace at times that suit you best and at your own pace. For more information, please click here.


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