About This Course
Students normally start this course at the beginning of January, April or September. Students can start this course at the beginning of any given month.
This course is a research degree that can be studied through distance learning. It has a duration of one year (full-time) or two years (part-time). The programme is tailor-made to suit your interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. It comprises one dissertation of 50,000 words (180 credits).
You will be assigned a supervisor, who will advise you on your choice of subjects and on any questions related to your academic work. Teaching is by means of regular individual supervision, which can include face-to-face supervision at Bangor, supervision via Skype and telephone, and e-mail.
International Year Zero: HSD GPA 2.0 OR SAT 1500+
International Year 1: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 500+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Undergraduate Courses: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 550+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Postgraduate Courses: Bachelor Degree GPA of 3.0. GRE not required
PhD/Research Course: Masters Degree
Note: Some courses may require higher entry requirements. Refer Individual Course page for details.
Applicants from USA need NOT provide additional evidence of English Language ability, if previous education was with English medium of instruction. Otherwise, an IELTS overall 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent is normally required (some courses may require a higher score).
Bachelor’s degree at 2.i or higher is normally required. Possession of a suitable professional qualification or other relevant experience may also be accepted. IELTS score of 7.0 (with no component below 6.5) or equivalent if your first language is not English or Welsh.
Those wishing to teach religion or philosophy in schools or in institutions of Higher Education will find the programme especially beneficial. Many who pursue the programme will enter various careers in the public or private sector.
It is anticipated that international students from non-Western cultures will find this degree helpful in working in international organisations and businesses. Some students may wish to proceed to doctoral study and pursue an academic career in a university setting.