School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
The School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography is in an outstanding location in the UK to study the natural environment. We are a friendly School within a compact University-city; committed to delivering teaching of the highest quality and with a world-class reputation for research.
The School maintains a world-class reputation for teaching and research in a number of subject areas. For more information about our activities and expertise, please visit the subject pages below.
We are ideally situated to offer undergraduate degrees in Environmental Sciences; Environmental Conservation; Environmental Management; Forestry; Geography; Agriculture, Conservation and Environment; and Applied Terrestrial and Marine Ecology. Postgraduate courses are offered in Agroforestry; Conservation and Land Management; Environmental Forestry; Sustainable Forest and Nature Management; and Sustainable Tropical Forestry. We offer MSc Forestry-related courses by distance learning; an MA/MSc Sustainable Environmental management (Rheolaeth Amgylcheddol Gynaliadwy) that is taught through the medium of Welsh; as well as a wide range of postgraduate research degrees.
Many of our courses are professionally accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences or the Institute of Chartered Foresters. Membership offers students a structured pathway from Student to Chartered status and also significantly their enhances career prospects.
Have a look at our Student Profiles, where our recent graduates talk about their experiences at Bangor and the employment they've secured at the end of their studies.
Bangor lies between the mountains and the sea in one of the most beautiful areas of Wales, in the United Kingdom. Within 15 miles of Bangor are 10 National Nature Reserves, 1 national park, 2 designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 4 heritage coasts, 9 local nature reserves and 83 Sites of Special Scientific Interest. We make extensive use of these resources in the large field-based practical component of our courses. A living laboratory on our doorstep!
The department’s main field facility, Henfaes Research Centre, is located at Abergwyngregyn about 7 miles from Bangor and totals 252 hectares. It provides facilities for research and teaching in lowland agriculture (arable crops, livestock grazing etc), forestry, hydrology, environmental science and conservation; and it also has an extensive shoreline for studying coastal salt marsh processes. Our upland field facility, Centre for Hill and Upland Management (CHUM), comprises 203 hectares and is managed as a commercial sheep unit (currently managed under the Tir Gofal agri-environment scheme).
Bangor itself is a compact and convenient University-city with all the facilities you’d expect but within walking distance. The area is also blessed with a low cost of living and a low crime rate! If you would like to see what it's like to live and study at Bangor, have a look at our videos.