About Bangor Law School
The Law degrees offered by Bangor University 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 professional vocational training 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.
Research Expertise at the Law School
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 University Law School is also home to the Institute of Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS), one of the UK’s leading centres for research into public procurement law. Based within the ICPS is the EU-funded Winning in Tendering project, aimed at encouraging economic growth by transforming the public tendering experience of smaller suppliers.
Bangor University Law School’s academic experience 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 internships with a number of law firms and corporations, designed to provide students with a unique insight into and experience of 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 develop 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 120 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 Satsifaction
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).
A Thriving International Community
With students from over 79 countries worldwide, Bangor has a thriving international community. The International Student Welfare 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; and 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.