Bangor University Entry Requirements

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Bangor University Entry Requirements

Here at Bangor we accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds. We consider each application individually.

You’ll find more specific details on entry requirements on the individual course pages.

As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.

To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. Normally, all GCE A and AS levels VCEs and Key Skills can be used to calculate your overall points.

For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see

Qualifications currently not in the Tariff Framework:

Access courses and mature entry: We welcome your application if you’re taking a recognised Access course. We also consider applications from other older students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the Study at Bangor site.

International Students

If you are applying from overseas please visit the International Students’ site here in Bangor.


Postgraduate Taught Entry Requirements

Postgraduate Courses – direct entry

Entry onto our postgraduate Masters’ courses requires an undergraduate / bachelor degree of equivalent standard to the British undergraduate/bachelor degree with a minimum grade equivalent to a British second-class honours. To find out more about which qualification is acceptable from the country you studied in, please refer to our country-specific information page.

If you do not qualify for entry onto the masters degrees in our School of Business then you could consider applying for our International Incorporated Masters degrees (IIM). The pre-masters part of the course is delivered at Bangor International College (BIC) by our partner Oxford International Education Group. You will then progress onto your chosen masters programme within the school of Business. Please be aware that in order to be considered for entry onto the IIIM, your personal details will need to be shared with both BIC and OIEG Admissions Team under the terms of Bangor University’s Agreement with the Oxford International Education Group. For more details please see:


Postgraduate Courses – mature students with industry experience

University may also recognise relevant professional experience of 2 years or longer for entry onto our degree programmes. We strongly advise all such applicants to submit online application which MUST be accompanied by the following documents, so that admission office can consider your candidature for the course you applied for;

  1. Employer references – must include the title of the position(s) held and key responsibilities (e.g. decision making, line management, budgets, operations etc) in detail. And the letter must be printed on the official letterhead signed by the HR department or senior manager in the company. It will also help if you can include the company details like its organisation overview, nature of business, and its operations in the letter.
  2. Detailed CV – must include education and career history in detail; focussing on employers & the nature of their business, job responsibilities held, professional trainings & qualifications, and academic/professional achievements.

D) Postgraduate Research/PhD Entry Requirements

Entry onto our postgraduate research/PhD courses requires a Postgraduate / Master’s Degree of equivalent standard to the British Postgraduate / Master’s Degree. To find out more about which qualification is acceptable from the country you studied in, please refer to our country-specific information page.


* Note: In such cases, candidate details will be shared with Bangor International College which delivers the 1st year of the 4-year degree course, and Pre-Masters component of the Masters degree course in partnership with Bangor University. Candidate details will not be shared with any other third party organisations.