The distance learning programmes, developed by the School of Natural Sciences, have been designed to allow you maximum flexibility in your studies. Our approach to these programmes has been to focus on the provision of high quality learning materials, supported with a bespoke communications infrastructure, allowing you to correspond regularly with your tutors and fellow students online. Our distance learning M.Sc.’s are supported distance learning courses, which build on the School’s tradition for providing high quality academic, tutorial and pastoral support for our learners. At the heart of our approach to teaching and learning is our desire to meet the needs of each individual.
Our e-learning solution (Blackboard™) is designed to meet these needs by allowing you to communicate and develop your understanding, with ever increasing use being made of live and recorded webcasts using Panopto and a secure feed on Vimeo All our learning materials are available on-line 24/7, but it is our ability to put you in contact with your tutors, fellow learners and outside professionals that sets our provision apart. Student testimonials consistently highlight the interactive and personal nature of the distance learning experience.
By choosing to study at Bangor you will be studying at one of only 20 universities in the UK (and the only one in Wales) to achieve Gold in the UK Government 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Students also rank us very highly; we are amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction, according to the National Student Survey. In terms of postgraduate level teaching, SENRGy scored an overall satisfaction of 94%, against an average for the UK of 83% in the annual Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey. Our School also has a world-class reputation for research; more than 80% of our research was rated as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment of research quality in UK universities. We are also proud to be ranked amongst the top 100 most international universities in the world.