Postgraduate Facilities

Subject Specialist Resources

As a University which provides strong support for research activities, Bangor has a number of subject related specialist resources that include:

  • Environment Centre Wales focuses on environmental research.
  • The School of Ocean Sciences has its own research vessel, the Prince Madog.
  • A multi-media Language Centre which uses digital technology through computers which are able to record and play back digital sound, and mix audio and text.
  • The School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science has two physiology laboratories, a dual energy x-ray absorptiometry room, underwater weighing room, climatic chamber, motion analysis room, psychology laboratory, computing rooms and lecture and study rooms,
  • We also have a Centre for Hill and Upland Management which maintains strong links with local farmers. One section of this is used entirely for research and educational purposes, and has areas devoted to argoforestry, crop and livestock experiments, including a forestry demonstration area.
  • The Natural History Museum, the only one of its kind in north Wales, which has a wide range of preserved material.
  • Treborth Botanic Gardens are used for some of the research and teaching activities of the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Agricultural and Forest Sciences. The Treborth Gardens are situated on the shores of the Menai Strait and is home to seven glasshouses, including a large landscaped tropical house, Europe's largest underground root laboratory, a teaching laboratory, formal garden beds, a rock garden, an arboretum and a conservation collection.

Facilities by Academic School/ Research Institute

Bangor has a strong research base across a spectrum of academic disciplines engaging in research at national and international levels. The University provides strong support for research activities including encouraging links with commercial and industrial bodies in the UK and overseas. The University also aims to be responsive to local and regional needs and is particularly conscious of its North Wales location and role as a research resource and a training base for Wales.

Accordingly, the University has a huge array of specialist facilities and equipment to support its wide-ranging research, knowledge and expertise. For detailed information about the facilities within each academic School / research institute, please click on the appropriate link below:

Learning Resources

To help you in your studies we provide a range of learning resources supported by experienced staff. IT Services provides Computing, Media and Reprographics facilities and services including :-

  • Over 1,150 computers for student use - Some PC rooms are open 24 hours a day
  • Blackboard (a commercial Virtual Learning Environment) to contribute to a rich learning experience for students. It allows learning materials to be made available on-line. It is usually arranged into modules or courses and only the students enrolled on a particular module can see the resources
  • Network access in all accommodation

Visit the IT Services pages for more information on our facilities and services

Library and Archive Services

We have an extensive collection of books and journals and many of the journals are available online in full-text format.

We also have databases, videos and CDs; micro material; a wonderful manuscript collection and a web-based catalogue to access e-books, e-journals, past exam papers, subject guides and other learning resources.