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About the School

Welcome to the School of Natural Sciences

“Bangor University has a superb reputation in the study of environmental science. The world needs people skilled in the expertise needed to play a crucial part in solving the world’s problems.” - Sir David Attenborough.

Bangor University’s School of Natural Sciences conducts world-leading research and teaching across a diverse range of topics based around zoology, biology, forestry, geography, agriculture and conservation.

With Bangor University being based in stunning North Wales the school is the obvious choice for students and researches interested in the natural world and environment.

Alongside having the forests and mountains of Snowdonia, and the cliffs and sandy beaches of Anglesey on our doorstep, the School of Natural Sciences also boasts cutting-edge laboratories and analysis equipment,a botanic garden, research farm, animal care facilities, aquariums, growth rooms and greenhouses, and even a fully stocked natural history museum. All of which are used by our students and research teams.

“We are a genuinely caring and supportive school, and you couldn’t ask for a better location to study the natural sciences in than North Wales. The best natural laboratory you could wish for is on our doorstep! We are committed to delivering teaching of the highest standard and proud that our research is rated as some of the highest quality in UK.” - Prof. Morag McDonald – Head of School.

Passionate staff

The academic staff in the School of Natural Science are committed to maintaining high quality research and are equally passionate about their teaching and professional support offered to students.

The research our lecturers undertake is directly applicable to what they teach on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes – meaning students are taught by the top experts in their field.

Inspiring teaching

A wide-range of degrees and courses are offered by the School of Natural Sciences at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Many of our programmes are professionally accredited and students can complete work placements and gain international experience as part of their degree.

  • Find the course that’s right for you by visiting our Key Subjects page.

Top research

Our academics and students are involved in research projects around the world. Their discoveries are helping shape government policies and changing the very way we think about the most important topics of the day.