The Research Environment

We offer a stimulating research environment, and research students play a central and highly valued role in the School’s research culture. Students are encouraged to participate fully in all of our academic activities, including regular informal research presentations. During their second and third years, students are encouraged to present research papers at research seminars, followed by the presentation of a revised version at national or international workshops, including the all-Wales research colloquia held at the residential conference centre at Gregynog.


Bangor Business School subscribes to a vast number of journals, publications and financial databases (e.g. Bloomberg, Thomson One Banker, Amadeus, Bankscope, Datastream and SNL Financial) to assist doctoral students and academic staff. The main University library and several of the computer rooms are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, during term time.

Doctoral Training Programme

We run a Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) for all research students in their probationary year of study. The DTP is made up of two semesters of weekly workshops that have been designed to meet the training needs of research students.

Our aim is to provide an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment for postgraduate training. The emphasis is on small groups, close working relationships between research students and supervisors, and development towards full professional participation in the subject area. All research students are encouraged to play an active part in the intellectual and social life of the School. Research students make a significant contribution to the School’s high national and international reputation.

We are dedicated to excellence in postgraduate training. The DTP is offered subject to a process of continuous development and improvement, according to the resources available. In line with this policy, we therefore reserve the right to make alterations to the DTP from time to time, if they are judged to be beneficial to meeting our aims.

View our current semester one DTP schedule / semester two DTP schedule.

Research Students Seminar Series

In addition to the weekly DTP workshops, Bangor Business School runs a Research Student Seminar Series (RSSS) in which research students have the opportunity to present their work to peers and supervisors. This is a vital step in preparing research students for presenting their work at academic conferences. In addition to the RSSS, we run a visiting speakers programme and it is strongly recommended that research students attend in order to observe and learn from established academics.

View the current semester one RSSS schedule / semester two RSSS schedule.


Please click on the following links for information regarding the databases that we offer: