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.

PGCert in Research Methodology

Our first year Postgraduate Researchers undertake a PGCert in Research Methodology. The PGert is made up of two semesters of weekly workshops and seminars that have been designed to meet the training needs of research students. The PGCert comprises 60 credits of modules relating to research designs, research philosophies, research methodologies, and presentation skills.

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. Our PhD programme is recognised by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and we have accredited pathways in Management and Business, and in Economics.

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.