Research Projects

Some of our academic Schools at Bangor offer you the opportunity to develop a research project proposal as an initial and integral part of a Combined English / Study Skills and Research Course at the University before starting the PhD degree.

These opportunities are in defined areas of research expertise and with specific members of academic staff. Alternatively you may wish to develop your own proposal based on the research expertise and specialisms within the School.

International Research with Impact

Research at Bangor University has a strong track record of delivering impact. Impact can be seen as economic, societal and cultural benefits. Impact not only adds value to the research portfolio, but also enriches the intellectual and personal development of our staff and students. The effects of impact are wide-ranging: staff at Bangor have had the opportunity to experience first-hand how plant breeding affects the lives of impoverished farmers in Northern India and East Africa; to work closely with a specialist university in China to develop state-of-the art broadband technology; and to develop culturally-sensitive methodologies for dealing with violence in mental health in India.

These engagements not only support the research of our staff, but also deepen their understanding of economic and societal issues overseas, and how their research can lead to benefits; whether they be environmental (understanding the importance of biodiversity), policy-based (impact upon Government), and economic (product performance and value).

Bangor University International Research Collaborations

Figure 1: Showing countries within which we are collaborating on research

Countries with which we have collaborations are listed below:

 Bahrain  Chile  Indonesia  Mauritius  Singapore  USA
 Bangladesh  China  Iraq  Nepal  South Africa  Zambia
 Belgium  Costa Rica  Italy  Netherlands  Spain  Zanzibar
 Brazil  Denmark  Kenya  New Zealand  Switzerland  
 Canada  Germany  Kurdistan  Oman  Tanzania  
 Cayman Islands  Ghana  Kuwait  Qatar  Uganda  
 Chagos Islands  India  Madagascar  Saudi Arabia  Uruguay  

Providing unique opportunities

International research collaborations also provide unique opportunities for our students: for those coming to study in the UK: to experience study and life in a new country, and for home students travelling overseas: exposure to a different culture, life skills and improving their proficiency in a second language. This indirect impact is contributing to graduates entering the workplace who are fluent in the importance of internationalization, trained to become global citizens and are aware of how far-reaching the outcomes of research can be.

Be part of our whole

At Bangor, postgraduate students make a huge contribution to University life; whether they are part of our Peer Guide scheme, gaining valuable experience through the Bangor Employability Award, or contributing to academic success as the author of a paper or inventor of new Intellectual Property.

Internationalization is something that we actively encourage in Bangor, and pride ourselves on our achievements. Our research networks extend across the globe, and we continue to build on our portfolio of relationships, exploring opportunities and engaging with new partners.

We are particularly proud of the successful impact of our international research activities and we look forward to you joining us.

Entry requirements

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. 

Ask the IEC for assistance...

If you want advice or a general chat about what's available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email

Fees and Scholarships

Please take a look at our Fees and Scholarships pages for details.

How to apply

Visit our how to apply page for detailed information

Funding your research studies

Please visit our International Scholarships page for more details.

It looks like you’re visiting from outside the UK, would you like to be redirected to the international page?