Bangor University Postgraduate
The School has a vibrant postgraduate community of over 200 psychology masters students and 50+ psychology PhD candidates who are a crucial part of the School’s research activity, which has been ranked in the Top 20 in the UK by the Research Exercise Framework (REF 2014).
We regularly perform very well in the annual Postgraduate Taught Experience survey which we also use to monitor and improve our postgraduate taught degrees. Our students rate us highly in many areas of the survey and the quality of the learning experience Bangor Psychology masters students have is perhaps best illustrated by the fact that 97% of students ranks staff as ‘enthusiastic’ about what they are teaching. This is probably related to the fact that for the majority of our faculty their modules coincide with their areas of (often Internationally recognised) expertise.
This section will allow you to take a detailed look at our provision to help you decide which programme best suits your interests. The MSc in Psychological Research is accredited by the ESRC for doctoral training and as such is the recommended route for students aiming to go on to a PhD.
Academic and research excellence
Established in 1884, Bangor University combines traditional academic excellence with cutting-edge research and equipment, and ranks in the top 40 in the UK for research*.
Bangor University’s research has a major impact around the world according to the latest assessment of research quality, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The REF recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent, ahead of the average for UK universities. Over half of Bangor’s academic Schools have been ranked in the UK top 20 for quality of research.
Bangor University is in the top 15 university in the most recent measure of student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016).
Range of Expertise
The University is made up of five Colleges housing twenty-three academic Schools, as well as over fifty specialist research centres, enabling the provision of over 150 postgraduate courses spanning the Arts, Humanities and Sciences.
We believe strongly in supporting the academic development of our postgraduates. Our Early Researcher Development Programme (ERDP) provides training and workshops that will help you develop and maintain the key research, vocational and entrepreneurial skills necessary to meet the demands of your future career.
From the moment you arrive, you’ll be given as much help and support as possible with health and welfare matters as well as with your academic work. Our Student Support Services centre provides a one-stop-shop for advice and guidance on matters from money and housing to disability support, counselling and local faith provision.
Your work-life balance can be key to the success of your postgraduate study. Situated between the mountains, lakes and forests of the Snowdonia National Park and miles of dramatic coastline, Bangor provides one of the most attractive study locations in the UK, and is a great base for all kinds of outdoor sports and activities.
… conveniently located
Bangor is at the heart of the region’s transport network, with quick road and rail links taking you across to Liverpool and Manchester in just 90 minutes. Bangor’s location on the London to Holyhead main line means that the regular ferry service from Holyhead Port to Dublin is just 20 minutes away, while a direct train will take you to the centre of London in little over 3 hours.
Low living costs
According to The Independent’s A-Z of Universities and Higher Education Colleges, Bangor is “one of the cheapest places in Britain” to be a student.