The natural place to study the environment

Find out more about studying environmental courses with us. Within 20 minutes of Snowdonia, it’s the ideal location to study the natural environment. We make extensive use of this in the field-based components of our courses, as well as offering many UK and overseas study tours.

Forestry degree courses

Dr James Walmsley introduces the forestry degree courses at Bangor.

Bangor Employability Award

Enhance your career and skill-set through our Bangor Employability Award.

MBA in Environmental Management – Interview with Charlie Wild

Environmental Management MBA student Charlie Wild tells us about the degree programme.

Distance Learning Forestry

Bangor offers forestry degrees through distance learning.

Graduation 2019 - Jemima Letts - BSc Forestry

Jemima has just graduated with a degree in Forestry. She tells us about the highlights of her time at Bangor and what are her plans for the future.

Graduation 2019 - Abigail and Hannah Dillon

Twins Abigail and Hannah Dillon, graduate with a BA Geography with International Experience degree after four years of hard work, which includes a year at a Canadian university.

Lara Pritchard - Geography

Lara Pritchard, a Bangor University graduate is now working at Horizon. Lara tells us about the fantastic opportunities she had whilst studying Geography at Bangor.

Gabe Hibberd - Conservation with Forest Ecosystems

During his degree, Gabe has undertaken a work placement as a country park warden on the Great Orme in Llandudno, gaining real life experience alongside his studies.

Student Profile – Ana Casillas

Ana Casilllas is a Postgraduate student from America and is studying Conservation and Land Management at Bangor University.

Simon Burt - Environmental Conservation

Simon Burt, is 19 years old and from Halifax, West Yorkshire. He's studying Environmental Conservation at Bangor University and is currently in his 1st year.

Graduation 2014 – Rhodri Morgan, MBA Environmental Management

Former solicitor Rhodri Morgan has graduated with an MBA in Environmental Management. Here’s his story...

Chevening Scholarship Programme - Rita Ratsisetraina

Rita from Madagascar is studying for her Masters in Conservation and Land Management at Bangor University with the Chevening Scholarship Programme.

Chevening Scholarship Programme - Salohy Andrianofonjatovo

Salohy from Madagascar is studying Environmental and Business Management at Bangor University.

Field Work

Our extensive field work programme takes advantage of our fantastic location – a living laboratory on our doorstep! You will also have the opportunity to participate in specialised overseas field courses.

Field Course at Cwm Idwal - Making Snowdonia

Following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, Bangor Students visit Cwm Idwal to discover how Snowdonia was created.

Aber Falls

The stunning Aber Falls , used extensively for fieldwork is only 10 minutes away.

Making Snowdonia from the School of Environment

Students loving the Making Snowdonia module in 1st year. Views of Newborough on Ynys Mon (Anglesey) and the University's Henfaes Farm and Aber Falls at Abergwyngregyn.

2017 Tropical Forestry Study Tour in Ghana

In July 2017, the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography organised a two-week study tour in Ghana for students enrolled on the distance learning MSc Tropical Forestry programme at Bangor University.

Environment, Natural Resources and Geography Tenerife field trip

Students from the College of Natural Sciences getting to the volcanic limit of Mount Teide, Tenerife.

Tenerife field trip – Pine Forest Ecosystem

Students from the College of Natural Sciences on a field trip to a Pine Forest in Tenerife.

Tenerife field trip – Laurel Forest: Discovering ancient forests

Students from the College of Natural Sciences on a field trip to a Laurel Forest on Tenerife.

Tenerife field trip – Exploring ecology on the hidden island of La Gomera

College of Natural Sciences students on a field trip on the hidden island of La Gomera, Canary Islands.

Tenerife field trip – ‘Gallotia Galloti’ lizards (part 1)

College of Natural Sciences students on a Tenerife field trip to study the lizard ‘Gallotia Galloti’.

Tenerife field trip – ‘Gallotia Galloti’ lizards (part 2)

College of Natural Sciences students on a Tenerife field trip to study the lizard ‘Gallotia Galloti’.

SENRGY – A seaweed practical on the shore of the Menai Strait

School of the Environment, Natural Resources and Geography. Fieldwork by the Menai Strait.


Find out about some of our extensive research areas here in SENRGy.


Our dedicated field facilities at Henfaes Research Station is only a short drive from Bangor.


Take a look at the activities and plants at Treborth Botanic Garden, on the edge of the Menai Strait in Bangor, North Wales.

Competition within Asia's large predator guild

Tigers, snow leopards, common leopards and dholes battle it out in Asia. Watch Matt Hayward describe research he and collaborators have conducted to explore how these species coexist despite a high overlap in preferred prey.

Large Predators

Here is an extension of Matt Hayward’s research on how Africa’s large predators (leopard, cheetah, African wild dog and spotted hyaena) select their prey.

Bee Morphometrics

Imported honey bees from Europe have diluted the genetic make-up of British bees, reducing their adaptation to the climate and environment. Bangor scientists have developed a method that allows beekeepers to identify areas where released virgin queens are more likely to encounter more suitable males.

Food security in Africa

A short film produced by Bangor University and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has just been released and is available on YouTube. The film was shot in Tigray Region of northern Ethiopia and contrasts two study sites that have varying levels of tree cover. It is based on research conducted by Emelda Hachoofwe (a former MSc Agroforestry student) and Genevieve Lamond (Teaching Associate in SENRGY) in 2012 and followed up in 2013 by Martha Cronin (a consultant at ICRAF but also another of our MSc Agroforestry graduates). The landscapes are dramatic and indicate the importance of vegetative cover for reversing severe land degradation and improving food security.

Welcome Week

A fantastic programme of events awaits you at welcome week in Bangor.


Societies are a great way to socialise with friends with the same interests, and are free to join at Bangor!

Peer Guides

Our award-winning peer guides are current students who will help you settle into University life here in Bangor.


Take a look at the activities and plants at Treborth Botanic Garden, on the edge of the Menai Strait in Bangor, North Wales.

Music and dancing in the Botanical Garden

Live music and entertainment in Treborth Botanical Gardens.

College of Natural Sciences Graduation

College of Natural Sciences students enjoying a Graduation party before collecting their degrees.

Meet the Lemurs Madagascar Fundraising Evening

Bangor University students and staff were recently involved in a very special fundraising event at the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay. Lecturer Dr Julia Jones and PhD student Voahirana Randriamamonjy describe the evening.

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