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Country specific entry requirements

Our country-specific entry requirements provide information on the qualifications accepted for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes from those countries.

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Entry Requirements – International Students

International students must meet both the English language requirement AND the Academic entry requirements listed below:

A) English Language Requirements - all students

To be eligible for our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, international students must satisfy English Language Requirements. The level of English required depends on the course you wish to apply for and there are a few exemptions available also. For details please refer to the English Language Requirements page.

B) Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Courses – direct entry 1st year

For entry onto the first year of our 3 or 4 year undergraduate / Bachelor degree programmes, we ask for a school leaving qualification which is equivalent to the British school leaving qualification, (A-levels / International Baccalaureate).

For those students whose school leaving qualification do not meet the entry requirements for undergraduate degree study at university, may opt for the International Foundation Programme

To find out more about which qualification is acceptable from the country you studied in, please refer to our country-specific information page.

Undergraduate Courses – direct entry 2nd year

It is possible to transfer into the 2nd year of an undergraduate degree programme at Bangor University, if the studies undertaken at any other university (UK or overseas), correspond by level and content to the 1st year of a programme at Bangor University. In order to assess an application for transfer, students are required to provide an official certified transcript detailing the study undertaken to date with their application. To find out more about which qualification is acceptable from the country you studied in, please refer to our country-specific information page.

Undergraduate Courses – mature students with industry experience

University may also recognise relevant professional experience of 2 years or longer for entry onto our degree programmes. We strongly advise all such applicants to submit online application which MUST be accompanied by the following documents, so that admission office can consider your candidature for the course you applied for;

  1. Employer references – must include the title of the position(s) held and key responsibilities (e.g. decision making, line management, budgets, operations etc) in detail. And the letter must be printed on the official letterhead signed by the HR department or senior manager in the company. It will also help if you can include the company details like its organisation overview, nature of business, and its operations in the letter.
  2. Detailed CV – must include education and career history in detail; focussing on employers & the nature of their business, job responsibilities held, professional trainings & qualifications, and academic/professional achievements.

C) Postgraduate Taught Entry Requirements

Postgraduate Courses – direct entry

Entry onto our postgraduate Masters’ courses requires an undergraduate / bachelor degree of equivalent standard to the British undergraduate/bachelor degree with a minimum grade equivalent to a British second-class honours. To find out more about which qualification is acceptable from the country you studied in, please refer to our country-specific information page.

Postgraduate Courses – mature students with industry experience

University may also recognise relevant professional experience of 2 years or longer for entry onto our degree programmes. We strongly advise all such applicants to submit online application which MUST be accompanied by the following documents, so that admission office can consider your candidature for the course you applied for;

  1. Employer references – must include the title of the position(s) held and key responsibilities (e.g. decision making, line management, budgets, operations etc) in detail. And the letter must be printed on the official letterhead signed by the HR department or senior manager in the company. It will also help if you can include the company details like its organisation overview, nature of business, and its operations in the letter.
  2. Detailed CV – must include education and career history in detail; focussing on employers & the nature of their business, job responsibilities held, professional trainings & qualifications, and academic/professional achievements.

D) Postgraduate Research/PhD Entry Requirements

Entry onto our postgraduate research/PhD courses requires a Postgraduate / Master’s Degree of equivalent standard to the British Postgraduate / Master’s Degree. To find out more about which qualification is acceptable from the country you studied in, please refer to our country-specific information page.

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