About Bangor Law School
The Law degrees offered by Bangor Law School have been carefully designed to evolve with the ever-changing legal landscape, and to equip students with the legal knowledge and skills demanded by an increasingly globalised industry. Students from several countries worldwide choose Bangor Law School for its teaching expertise and diverse, multi-cultural environment.
Our small class sizes foster a lively learning environment and encourage students to engage fully with the teaching experience, with students and lecturers developing a close and supportive relationship.
Undergraduate law degrees
We offer a diverse range of Undergraduate law degrees, all but one of which are Qualifying Law Degrees, which denotes they are approved by the Law Society of England and Wales and recognised for entry onto the professional vocational training programmes required to become a Solicitor or Barrister.
Postgraduate law degrees
Our Postgraduate law degrees aim to push students’ development further, allowing them to take a closer look at the law in general or to pursue a particular specialism. Our LLM, MBA and MA programmes have been carefully crafted to respond to the latest developments in the legal industry and to produce capable, knowledgeable graduates.
Our international body of staff is made up of experts in fields including International Law, Intellectual Property Law, European Law, Procurement Law, Competition Law, Maritime Law, Finance Law and Devolved Government. Graduates of many of the world's leading universities, they have substantial experience at professional and academic level and are widely published in leading journals. This expertise is reflected in the teaching, through which students develop a thorough understanding of contemporary legal systems and issues with a worldwide perspective.
Bangor Law School is home to the Institute of Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS), one of the UK’s leading centres for research into public procurement law; and the Bangor Centre for International Law, which works to advance world-class education and research in International Law and to develop a community of scholarly excellence at Bangor.
The academic experience at Bangor Law School is enriched by a programme of activities designed to encourage students to accelerate their personal development and to cultivate the skills required in an increasingly competitive job market.
Through our continuous work in developing contacts with legal practitioners across the UK, we have developed a programme of work placements and mini-pupillages, designed to provide students with a unique insight into the type of careers they might wish to pursue upon graduating.
Mooting, the Innocence Project and Street Law all offer students an invaluable opportunity to apply their legal knowledge to practical situations and to further hone their analytical, communication, presentation and teamwork skills.
Bangor University was founded in 1884, making it one of the oldest and most prestigious degree awarding institutions in the UK. For more than 130 years, students from all over the world have graduated from Bangor and gone on to achieve great success in their chosen careers.
Student experience and satisfaction
Bangor University is ranked among the top 15 in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2016, excluding specialist institutions). We are also placed 12th in the UK - and top in Wales - for student experience (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017).
Teaching and research excellence
Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 77% of the research undertaken by Bangor University was rated in the top two tiers of research quality, ahead of the average for all UK universities. In the 2017 TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework), Bangor was the only university in Wales to be awarded the Gold standard for consistently delivering outstanding teaching.
A thriving international community
With students from over 80 countries worldwide, Bangor has a thriving international community. The International Student Support Office exists to help make Bangor a home from home, offering advice and support to international students and their families before, during and after their studies.
A spectacular university setting
The city of Bangor is situated in one of the most spectacular university settings in the whole of the UK, located between the Snowdonia mountain range and the Menai Straits. Indeed, Lonely Planet named North Wales as the 4th best region in the world to visit in 2017.
The city is proud of its rich Welsh culture – wherever you go in Bangor, you will hear Welsh being spoken alongside the multiple dialects of our international student body.