Bangor University Distance Learning

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Bangor University Distance Learning

The distance learning programmes developed by the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography have been designed to allow you maximum flexibility in your studies.  Our development approach to these courses has been to focus on the provision of high quality learning materials, backed up 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. 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 which sets our provision apart.

If you chose to apply to study at Bangor, you will be studying at a university which in terms of student satisfaction is the best in Wales and seventh in the UK (equal with world famous intuitions such as the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge) according to the 2014 National Student Survey. In terms of postgraduate level teaching, the School of Environment, Natural Resources (SENRGy) scored an overall satisfaction of 94%, against an average for the UK of 83% in the annual Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (data currently not publicly available). 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.

Distance Learning Courses

We currently offer postgraduate distance-learning programmes in:

  • MSc Food Security in the Changing Environment
  • MSc Forestry
  • MSc Tropical Forestry
  • MSc Tropical Forestry (with International Commonwealth Scholarship)

Short video from Dr James Walmsley about our Distance Learning programme.

Dedicated learning materials…

The taught modules which make up our distance learning programmes are all supported by dedicated learning materials and are designed as stand-alone courses. So, if you feel you’d rather not take a full MSc, you will be able to “mix & match” our distance-learning learning material to suit your own needs (subject, of course, to timetabling constraints). Indeed, your employer may even consider sponsoring you for the purposes of continuing professional development (CPD).