The Prince Madog research vessel docked in Menai Bridge

School of Ocean Sciences

We are one of the largest university Marine Science departments in Europe, located on the shores of the Menai Strait.

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We are proud of our long-established tradition of excellence in research and teaching in marine science. We are a leading research institution, and one of the largest teaching departments in Europe. We have well-resourced groups in the principal disciplines of biology, chemistry, geology and physics.

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Undergraduate Study

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Postgraduate courses

Subject Areas

Visit our Study pages for all our subject areas.

Visit our Study pages for all our subject areas.

Bangor University’s Prince Madog research vessel on the Menai strait

Our Research

90% of our research impact has been judged as world-leading or internationally excellent  (REF 2014)

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Studying Ocean Sciences

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Your experience as a student

You'll find a supportive community, an active social life and a location like no other.

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If you have any questions or want to know more about any of our courses, please don't hesitate to contact us..

  Bangor, Gwynedd UK LL57 2DG

  +44 (0)1248 351151


The School of Ocean Sciences is part of the  College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. 

The College is one of the leading centres in the UK for teaching and research in an extensive range of science subjects. We aim to educate and train a new generation of scientists aware of societal and environmental needs in a world-class research-led environment.

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