Why Study Law?
Law at Bangor provides expert PhD and MPhil supervision in a range of legal areas.
All research students are allocated a supervisor with a research interest in the chosen topic of study. Your supervisor will provide advice and guidance on your choice of topic; the literature in your field and how to access it; research methods; thesis structure, content and presentation; critical appraisal of drafts of your thesis; and, in the case of PhD students, advice on preparation for the viva voce examination.
At Bangor University the academic experience is enriched by a series of extra and co-curricular activities designed to help you improve your career prospects, including a work placement scheme, mooting and an annual careers fair. A hallmark of our programmes is small class sizes where students have easy access to academic staff.
Career Opportunities in Law
Graduates of postgraduate Law degrees at Bangor will have excellent prospects for employment in a range of roles in law firms, local government, the civil service, industry, management, international organisations and more. Many graduates go on to explore further research study opportunities.
Our Research in Law
Here at Bangor academic staff are research-active. Many staff have also been previously employed as professionals within the legal sector in roles such as judge, solicitor and magistrate. This means that those teaching are at the cutting-edge of knowledge in their subject areas. Why is this important? It enables us to bring teaching to life and provide you with the most up-to-date thinking in class.
Coupled with this rich combination of backgrounds, staff members’ research reflects varied interests and expertise in fields such as Human Rights Law, International Law, Corporate Finance Law, Maritime Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Company Law, Administrative Law, Child and Family Law, and Intellectual Property Law.