Bangor University

Introduction

History

Founded in 1884, dedicated to academic excellence for more than 130 years, Bangor University is one of the oldest and most prestigious degree awarding institutions in the UK.

Rankings

  • Among the top 2% of global higher education institutions
  • Top-50 UK University – Times University League table 2015
  • Top-10 UK University for “student satisfaction” – NSS 2014
  • Top-10 UK University for “excellent early student experience” – THE survey 2014

Career and Employability

87% of our graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduation – DLHE survey 2012/13

Many courses help strengthen career prospects through;

  • Work placements - students are provided with a variety of options for work experience – either within the degree, through University internships or by volunteering
  • Industry partnerships: Some degrees are run in partnership with the industry such as Teacher Training, Nursing and Social Work.
  • Professional accreditations – to help develop students’ careers, many of the degrees are accredited by professional bodies of global repute, such as IBMS, ACCA, CIMA, CIM, RSC, BCS, BPS, IET, ICF, SRA, BSB, and NMC.

Cost of Study

  • Scholarships up to full tuition fee waiver are available for international students.
  • Among the most economical places to study in the UK in terms of living costs – The Independent
  • Top-10 UK university for ‘inexpensive shops/amenities’ – THE Student Survey 2014

Student Support

  • Top-5 in the UK for helpful staff – THE Student Survey 2014
  • Free English language support for international students throughout the year
  • Dedicated team to handle international student concerns ranging from visa, accommodation, health, money matters, and employment
  • Top-10 UK university for ‘Clubs and Societies’ – WhatUni 2014

Accommodation

  • Top-10 for university accommodation – THE Student Survey 2014
  • Top-10 in the UK for quality of accommodation – WhatUni Student Awards 2014
  • Guaranteed accommodation for new international students
  • £35 million investment in student accommodation halls
  • Conveniently located within a 15 minute walk from the lecture halls and also the city centre
  • Student village comprising of sports facilities, laundry, café, bar, shops and 24 hour security
  • Variety of room options available; En-Suite, Studios, Townhouses, Standard, and Budget

Location

  • Top-5 for Security – THE Student Survey 2014
  • “Best UK University setting” – The Independent
  • Coastal town situated near to the Snowdonia mountains.
  • Close to major cities like London (3.5 hrs), Manchester (1.5 hrs) and Liverpool (1.5 hrs)

Infrastructure

  • £67m invested on campus redevelopment and a further £48m on a new Arts and Innovation Centre (Pontio).
  • Two campus locations - Bangor and London, 160+ buildings, 23 academic departments offering 250+ Undergraduate courses and 200+ Postgraduate courses offered over January and September intakes.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor

The aim of the programme is to provide graduates and other individuals that have practical accounting and financial training with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a senior level professional career in accounting, financial services or related sectors of the economy. [+]

Changes in the business environment create the need for individuals wishing to pursue a senior management role to be aware of contemporary accounting and finance developments. Understanding these theoretical and practical issues is critical for managers who often have to make rapid and far-reaching decisions about the short term financial operations and long term strategies of firms. The MSc in Accounting and Finance offers you a unique opportunity to develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of current developments in the financial and corporate sectors, and to study advanced theory and practice relating to accounting and finance. The aim of the programme is to provide graduates and other individuals that have practical accounting and financial training with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a senior level professional career in accounting, financial services or related sectors of the economy. Issues you will tackle as part of your MSc Accounting and Finance degree programme include: How are the financial accounts of companies formulated, and how do they differ across jurisdictions? What agency issues are important in the creation of company accounts? How does accounting theory inform financial and management accounting practice? How does regulation impact on the performance of firms, and how do accounting practices highlight profit and/or loss realisation? What empirical techniques can be used to evaluate company performance? In what ways have financial accounting requirements and auditing been influenced by recent company failures? What are the relationships between risk and return governing investment in company shares and other derivative instruments? Which factors are most likely to influence the evaluation and implementation of international investment projects? How can we calculate a suitable cost of capital to appraise the capital investment decision? How should institutional investors go about constructing a portfolio of assets to maximise returns on behalf of investors? How are futures, options, derivatives and swaps used to manage balance sheet and off-balance sheet risks? What are the key principles of international portfolio management in a world of fast and unpredictable movements in exchange rates? How can financial forecasts be used in business valuation, and what techniques should be used to improve trend analysis and interfirm comparison? With these needs in mind, the MSc Accounting and Finance programme at Bangor is designed to develop participants’ existing skills through a scheme of specialist advanced study. An important objective is to provide participants with relevant analytical training, so that they are familiar with the latest theoretical and practical developments relating to accounting and finance. The programme provides a coherent theoretical framework for the various subject areas, but the emphasis throughout is on advanced practical application of accounting and financial techniques in a real-world setting. [-]

MSc Banking and Finance

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor

Banking and financial services represents a highly competitive and rapidly changing sector in every modern economy. [+]

Banking and financial services represents a highly competitive and rapidly changing sector in every modern economy. Changes in customer requirements, technology, competitive conditions and regulation create the need for managers, traders and analysts to make rapid and often far-reaching decisions about their short term operations and long term strategies. The MSc and MA in Banking and Finance degree courses at Bangor offer you a unique opportunity to study advanced theory and practice relating to financial services, and to develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of current developments in this vitally important and dynamic sector of the economy. Issues you will tackle as part of your MSc or MA Banking and Finance degree programme include: Why are the banking systems in different countries (such as the UK, Germany, Japan and the US) so diverse? What determines the structure, performance and efficiency of banking and financial markets? Why do banks and financial intermediaries exist? What are the main theories of the banking firm? How relevant are financial intermediaries in a world of increasing securitization and with the evolution of virtual banking? How do banks optimally allocate capital? Does bank regulation increase or decrease risks? How do we measure the risks undertaken by banks? Can regulators reduce the likelihood of systemic (system-wide) risk? What are the relationships between risk and return governing investment in company shares and other derivative instruments? Can market risk be priced accurately? Can credit risk be priced accurately? How should institutional investors go about constructing a portfolio of assets to maximise returns on behalf of investors? How can we assess the investment performance of pension funds, insurance companies and unit trusts? How do banks use futures, options, derivatives and swaps to manage their balance sheet and off-balance sheet risks? What are the key principles of international portfolio management in a world of fast and unpredictable movements in exchange rates? How do banks manage their business so as to maintain customer relationships, improve operational efficiency and add shareholder value? With these needs in mind, the MSc and MA Banking and Finance programmes at Bangor are designed to develop participants' existing skills through a scheme of specialist advanced study. An important objective is to provide participants with relevant analytical training, so that they are familiar with the latest theoretical and practical developments relating to banking, finance and capital markets. These programmes provide a coherent theoretical framework for the various subject areas, but the emphasis throughout is on advanced practical application of financial techniques in a real-world setting. The availability of parallel MSc and MA degrees in Banking and Finance allows you to choose between registering for a more technical MSc degree (including a compulsory element in Financial Econometrics), and a less technical MA degree (for which Financial Econometrics is optional). The MSc degree may be more suitable for applicants with some previous background in mathematics, statistics or econometrics, while the MA degree is more suitable for applicants who prefer to adopt a predominantly non-quantitative approach to their studies. However, both degrees include a compulsory module in Research Methods, which includes coverage of both quantitative and non-quantitative research techniques. Provided you are registered for the correct modules for your chosen degree, it is normally possible to transfer between the MSc and MA degrees during the first few weeks following your initial registration. [-]

MSc Clinical Sciences

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor + 1 more

This course offers progression from science related degrees for students wishing to develop an academic interest in clinical sciences. [+]

This course offers progression from science related degrees for students wishing to develop an academic interest in clinical sciences. The course develops: Anatomical, physiological and biochemical processes related to cellular, musculo-skeletal and cardiovascular function in terms of both normal and diseased states. Psychological concepts of health, illness and disease. Clinical research process from proposal stage to undertaking, including presenting in oral and written form suitable for medical and academic audiences. [-]

MSc Computer Science with Security

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor + 1 more

Students completing this Computer Science with Security course will have an understanding of the fundamentals underpinning computing and its applications with a specialisation in the area of Security. [+]

In 2011, it was estimated that the total cost of cyber crime to the UK was £27 bn. The major financial losses were associated with the theft of Intellectual Property and Industrial Espionage. Critical in the protection of an organisation’s infrastructure are the development of a computer security culture and the adoption of mature security standards/controls and technology. Students completing this Computer Science with Security course will have an understanding of the fundamentals underpinning computing and its applications with a specialisation in the area of Security. You will be able to describe the operation of such software systems, apply the related principles into the implementation of properly engineered software, and understand the drivers for future trends. [-]

MSc Environmental and Business Management

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor

This course will take an integrated view of environmental management within a business context and will provide the specialist interdisciplinary training that is required to fully integrate sustainable development objectives into businesses management. [+]

Sustainable development is a principal goal and a key policy feature of many of the major institutes and governments of the world. A key element of achieving sustainable development is the balance of Environmental, Economic and Social development drivers. This course will take an integrated view of environmental management within a business context and will provide the specialist interdisciplinary training that is required to fully integrate sustainable development objectives into businesses management. By integrating modules from Bangor Business School and The School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, it will train students to be sophisticated environmental managers who can interpret legislative and audit requirements and deliver them in a manner conducive to continued economic development. The programme includes highly topical case studies from across these sectors reflecting changing strategies and alternative approaches. [-]

MSc Environmental Chemistry

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor

The course consists of a combination of taught advanced level modules and individual research projects chosen to give a range of hands-on experience. [+]

This 12 month course provides students with training in advanced analytical techniques (including AAS, NMR, GC and HPLC). The course consists of a combination of taught advanced level modules and individual research projects chosen to give a range of hands-on experience. Projects are always designed to tackle real environmental and industrial problems and many are conducted in collaboration with companies. What will I study? A MSc degree/postgraduate diploma consisting of both a taught element and a substantial research project Advanced analytical techniques with options in environmental and advanced chemistry modules An extended research project Transferable skills for analytical chemistry Laboratory health and safety Why Choose Bangor? Study at a traditional University established in 1884 Bangor’s cutting edge research in analytical, environmental and materials chemistry The opportunity to gain advanced level skills ona high quality course Strong emphasis on links torelated businesses and industries The opportunity to study in a friendly department in a unique environment between the mountains What can I do with this degree? Research remediation of polluted land Produce new Green catalysts for synthetic chemistry Research into the regeneration of slate quarries Utilise state-of-the-art computer visualisation facilities to model chemical reactionsin the environment Develop improved marine anti-fouling agents Bacterial fuel cell development [-]

MSc Marine Biology

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor

The course provides advanced training in marine biology with a strong emphasis on practical training. [+]

This MSc is a full-time one-year course, consisting of 9 months taught course and 3 months research project, and examined by continuous assessment. The course provides advanced training in marine biology with a strong emphasis on practical training. The programme is achieved through a series of compulsory modules encompassing theory, practical, private study and practical research. The School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University has over 50 years experience of teaching at postgraduate level, and excellent teaching and research facilities for the study of the marine biology. Undergraduate teaching was graded excellent in the last Teaching Quality Assessment, and research was graded 4* in the Research Assessment Exercise. NERC has designated the School as a Centre of Excellence in Coastal Seas, Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography. The MSc course in Marine Biology is one of a suite of 4 focused MSc courses in marine science run within the School. New students on this course are inducted to the University and School via an introductory course consisting of orientation through site tours, excursions and social events, and 5 weeks of quantifying biological variability, learning Information Technology, and practising presentation skills. Pre-sessional English language training courses are also available for overseas students. The MSc course is managed by a course team comprising of the Course Director, Deputy Course Director and Postgraduate Course Administrator. The team report to the School Course Board, which in turn reports to the College of Natural Sciences. Each student has a personal tutor drawn from the teaching staff. The School has 30 academics teaching and researching across the marine science disciplines of Marine Biology (15), Biogeochemistry (2), Physical Oceanography (6) and Geological Oceanography (7) with a similar overall number of technical staff. Teaching on the MSc Marine Biology will be provided from 'in house' in the main, but additional teaching will be provided from the University's School of Biological Sciences and the National Museum of Wales. The MSc course is housed in a fully serviced and dedicated postgraduate suite. The School is located on the shores of the Menai Strait which separates the Isle of Anglesey from the mainland. The Menai Strait is a proposed Statutory Marine Resource and EU Special Area of Conservation and there are unspoilt marine environments relatively close by. The University's newly refurbished science library is located in nearby in Bangor. Specialist facilities in the School include temperate and tropical aquaria, satellite imaging processing and Geographical Information System computing, diving and field survey operations (including ROVs and sledges) and laboratories for benthic analysis, nutrition, microbiology, genetics, radiochemical analysis, stable isotopes, sediments and organic chemistry, scanning electron microscopy. An additional strength in our field teaching, is work at sea aboard the only ocean-going research vessel in the Higher Education sector (RV Prince Madog), which entered service in 2001. MSc course students can benefit from the School's links with other institutions, especially for research project opportunities. Such links presently include the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, U.S.A., University of Mauritius, Catholic University Chile etc. [-]

MSc Molecular Biology with Biotechnology

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor

This taught MSc course in the School of Biological Sciences provides intensive training in this important area of Biology and is designed both for fresh graduates and for those wishing to develop and extend their expertise in this area. [+]

This taught MSc course in the School of Biological Sciences provides intensive training in this important area of Biology and is designed both for fresh graduates and for those wishing to develop and extend their expertise in this area. The course has a strong practical emphasis and will provide the advanced theoretical and practical background necessary for employment in the Biotechnology industry, as well as equipping students with the knowledge required to pursue advanced studies in this area. Course structure The course consists of a taught component and a Research project. During the taught phase of the degree, you will take modules in Marine Biotechnology, Molecular and Medical Laboratory Techniques, Techniques of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology; Molecular Systems Biology; Plant Biotechnology, Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology, Medical Biotechnology and Genomes and Molecular Genetics. To find out more please view the course details document, which provides further information on the course content. Topics covered in these modules include Agrobacterium Ti plasmid based plant transformation vectors and the development of transgenic crops; the use and interpretation of microarrays and proteome systems; the development of transgenic fish and the diagnosis of fish diseases using molecular markers; bioremediation, biomining and the use of bacteria to degrade novel organic pollutants; stem cell technologies and the diagnosis of genetic disease using single nucleotide genetic disease using single nucleotide polymorphisms. image of students in the labDuring this part of the course, you will also take part in intensive laboratory exercises designed to introduce you to essential techniques in molecular biology and biotechnology including nucleic acid and protein extraction, PCR and QTL analysis, northern, southern and western blotting etc. In addition, most of the taught theory modules will have an associated practical component. The Research project will take place during the summer and will be conducted under the direct supervision of one of the staff involved in teaching the course. Students will be able to choose their Research project from a wide range of topics which will be related to the taught material. [-]

MSc Nanotechnology and Microfabrication

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor

This course teaches numerate graduates knowledge and skills in the field of nanotechnology and microfabrication. [+]

This course teaches numerate graduates knowledge and skills in the field of nanotechnology and microfabrication. The course takes an immersive approach to learning both the principles and practices of nanotechnology and microfabrication with much of the material based around examples and practical exercises. Students completing this course will have a firm grasp of the current practices and directions in this exciting area and will have the knowledge and skills to enable them to design and build microscale devices. [-]

MSc Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor + 1 more

The course has been developed for those interested in developing their knowledge and ability in Psychology in general. [+]

The course has been developed for those interested in developing their knowledge and ability in Psychology in general. It will also be the course that might be a good option for individuals who would like to develop their professional and academic skills, but do not intend to pursue a research career in psychology. The course overlaps with the MSc in Psychological Research, but instead of emphasising research skills, this proposed programme will empower students with a range of professional skills. These skills are valuable, and highly sought after, in a range of different careers. The programme will also allow students to tailor their degree according to their interests, taking modules from our wide-range of world-class specialist modules. In general, we aim to provide a high quality teaching and learning environment through the use of the latest teaching tools, team- taught courses, and closely mentored research with experts in clinical psychology. [-]

MA

MA Arthurian Literature

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor + 1 more

The Arthurian Literature MA is an exciting, long-standing, and successful academic course that benefits from the expertise of world-class academics, outstanding library resources, and a unique location with medieval roots in the legend. [+]

The Arthurian Literature MA is an exciting, long-standing, and successful academic course that benefits from the expertise of world-class academics, outstanding library resources, and a unique location with medieval roots in the legend. Research skills taught during the first semester will enable students to engage with a variety of interdisciplinary approaches and sources, ranging from theoretical, historical and cultural aspects of the Arthurian myth. Background Arthurian Literature is an established area of expertise in the School of English at Bangor University and has been taught here for over three decades. A long-standing record of teaching, research and publication attests to its vitality; the main specialists in the field are Dr Raluca Radulescu, whose work has focused on Malory, Arthurian romances and chronicles, especially through a cultural approach, and Professor PJC Field, currently President of the International Arthurian Society, and world-renowned for his work on the Arthurian legend through the centuries. However the course also draws upon the expertise available in other periods of literature within the School of English and other schools in the College of Arts and Humanities, ranging from post-medieval approaches in the School of English, or medieval Welsh, History and Archaeology, and Music. Staff in these areas contribute regularly to the teaching of Arthurian topics ranging from the medieval period to the present, including music and modern film adaptations. Why Bangor for Arthurian Studies? The attractiveness of the MA in Arthurian Literature at Bangor lies in its flexible, though comprehensive, approach to the study of this area. Students may choose to specialise in either the medieval or the post-medieval period but they will be required to take both modules with these titles in order to benefit from the wide coverage of the Arthurian legend they provide. At the same time they can enjoy all the benefits of one-to-one supervision in the Open Essay options, while also developing their research skills in the Introduction to Literary Theory, Scholarship and Research Module (shared with the MA in English). Moreover, in-depth introductions to the study of medieval palaeography and codicology are available by collaboration with other relevant schools and disciplines, as a preparation to PhD level (see collaborative doctoral training scheme in palaeography and codicology organised by Dr Raluca Radulescu). [-]

MA Celtic Archaeology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor + 1 more

This course is designed to allow students to further their undergraduate interest in archaeology or a related subject, and to develop the skills and knowledge needed if they decided to undertake further research into the past. [+]

This course is designed to allow students to further their undergraduate interest in archaeology or a related subject, and to develop the skills and knowledge needed if they decided to undertake further research into the past. The modular degree scheme includes a choice of specialist modules in aspects of Celtic Archaeology, Theory and Interpretation in Celtic Archaeology and training modules to develop relevant skills. The programme aims to deepen knowledge of archaeology beyond undergraduate level, with particular emphasis on Celtic archaeology. It provides the opportunity for students to specialise in a particular academic area, so as to gain a close understanding of the archaeological debates around it. The programme acquaints students with relevant archaeological theoretical issues and methods of interpretation and the use of evidence. It also provides the student with the necessary research skills to produce an original piece of work on a chosen topic, under supportive supervision. [-]

MA Cognitive Linguistics

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor + 1 more

The MA in Cognitive Linguistics is primarily aimed at those students who wish to undertake a taught programme of graduate-level study in order to pursue research in some aspect of Cognitive Linguistics. [+]

The MA in Cognitive Linguistics is primarily aimed at those students who wish to undertake a taught programme of graduate-level study in order to pursue research in some aspect of Cognitive Linguistics. Cognitive Linguistics is a modern and innovative approach to the study of language and mind, and their relationship with embodied experience and culture. The MA provides a focused and comprehensive programme of graduate-level training in the core subject matter of Cognitive Linguistics, including the most important theoretical frameworks. The subject matter covered includes conceptual structure and organisation, figurative language, grammar and mind, the relationship between language, thought and culture, lexical and cognitive compositional semantics, the issue of embodiment, and contemporary methodology in Cognitive Linguistics. The MA also provides a platform for those interested in pursuing an advanced research degree such as a PhD. [-]

MA Education Studies (with placement)

Campus Full time 15  August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor

Our full-time Education Studies MA is a 15 month taught programme that caters for the needs of those who wish to gain an MA degree through intensive full-time study. [+]

In this rapidly changing world, a postgraduate course can serve different needs and give you that extra edge that today's employers are looking for, or secure that much-needed promotion. Whatever your academic or professional goals, the School of Education's long tradition of academic excellence will help you get there. Our full-time Education Studies MA is a 15 month taught programme that caters for the needs of those who wish to gain an MA degree through intensive full-time study. The course has been designed to appeal to both home and international students. Curriculum Development (30 credits) Assessment in Education (30 credits) Educational Leadership and Management (30 credits) Research methods (30 credits) Dissertation (60 credits) Placement module (students will have a period of placement in local schools) (20 credits) Some teaching may take place at the weekend and late afternoon. Placements You will be able to undertake your placement at either a nursery, primary, secondary or special education school or at a college of Further Education where you will observe classroom teaching, management, curricula and assessment strategies used by teachers and have first-hand experience of the UK education system. Placements will also allow you to reflect on your studies and observe how the theory is put into practice, which will help your further development and professional competence. All students must complete the placement module successfully to pass the course. *Students must ensure they bring all documentation for a criminal record check to the School of Education at the start of the course. Students cannot be placed at school without the required criminal record check. [-]

MA Filmmaking: Concept to Screen

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor

This taught degree programme has a unique focus, offering training in all aspects of filmmaking, from concept and creative development through the filmmaking process and on to distribution and marketing. [+]

This taught degree programme has a unique focus, offering training in all aspects of filmmaking, from concept and creative development through the filmmaking process and on to distribution and marketing. By the end of the degree, students will have developed a competition and festival-ready calling-card short film, together with transferrable skills in developing and marketing their product and an understanding of the nature of the film industry. Teaching on this degree conforms to current industry practice, and includes training and mentoring in standard development documents, such as screenplay, treatment and storyboards, and in areas such as risk assessment and budget management. Visiting guest speakers from various areas of the film industry provide an essential context on changing practices, as well as offering useful information of their own experiences in film. The programme does not include training in basic production techniques, and successful applicants will have a first degree in Media Studies or a related discipline, and/or equivalent industry experience. [-]

MA Literatures of Wales

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor

Taught jointly by the Schools of Welsh and English, the Literatures of Wales MA is the first course anywhere in the world which focuses on the study and comparison of texts from the two main literary traditions in Wales (where necessary in English translation). [+]

Taught jointly by the Schools of Welsh and English, the Literatures of Wales MA is the first course anywhere in the world which focuses on the study and comparison of texts from the two main literary traditions in Wales (where necessary in English translation). Wales is the only one of the British Celtic nations to retain a widely-spoken, viable indigenous language and a vibrant contemporary literature. It is also the only British nation whose distinctive Anglophone literature remains marginalised within its own education system. At university level, the linguistic divide of the twentieth century encouraged the separate study of the two literatures, a schism which modern scholarship has only recently started to overcome. Bangor – a genuinely bilingual cultural centre – is an ideal place in which to study these two literary traditions from Wales, and to consider the question of what happens to English-language literature when it is not the principal tradition. [-]

MA Music

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor + 1 more

The course combines specialisation in one area (including Historical Musicology, Editorial Musicology, Composition, Solo Performance) with further training in up to three complimentary areas. [+]

Course Structure Part 1 (Diploma): In addition to the Principal Subject, in which the student specialises; up to three additional subjects can be studied. Total of 120 credits. Part 2 (MA): Normally consists of a dissertation, composition portfolio, or critical edition (in the area of the Principal Subject). Total of 60 credits. The course combines specialisation in one area (including Historical Musicology, Editorial Musicology, Composition, Solo Performance) with further training in up to three complimentary areas. The range of choice on this course makes it one of the most flexible MA programmes in the UK. Students can make their education as broad or narrow as they wish. For those with a single-minded interest in one area specialised degrees are available. The programme is divided into two parts: two semesters of taught study (Part I, 120 credits) and a substantial independent piece of work in the main area, produced over the summer (Part II, 60 credits). Part 1 is centred on the Principal Subject module (WMM4044, 40 credits) in the student’s main area of interest. It lays the foundations of a Part 2 project in the same area. The following subjects are available: Historical Musicology Editorial Musicology Ethnomusicology Celtic Traditional Music Music in Wales Music and the Christian Church Composition Electroacoustic Composition Composing Film Music Studying Film Music Solo Performance Sacred Music Studies Early Music 20th-/21st-century Music [-]

MARes Philosophy and Religion

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor + 1 more

This Philosophy and Religion (MARes Distance Learning Programme) is a research degree that can be studied through distance learning. [+]

This Philosophy and Religion (MARes Distance Learning Programme) is a research degree that can be studied through distance learning. It has a duration of one year (full-time) or three years (part-time). The programme is tailor-made to suit your interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. It comprises one dissertation of 50,000 words (180 credits). You will be assigned a supervisor, who will advise you on your choice of subjects and on any questions related to your academic work. Teaching is by means of regular individual supervision, which can include face-to-face supervision at Bangor, supervision via Skype and telephone, and e-mail. [-]

MA Translation Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor + 1 more

This course offers an introduction to the academic discipline of Translation Studies, broadening the students’ understanding of diverse approaches to translation theory and practice. [+]

Overview This course offers an introduction to the academic discipline of Translation Studies, broadening the students’ understanding of diverse approaches to translation theory and practice. The course also helps students acquire competence in translation practice, apply analytical thinking and come into contact with elements of the translation profession, such as terminology, CAT tools and working as a freelance translator. What will I study? Core modules in Semester 1 introduce the theoretical and methodological underpinnings for research in Translation Studies. Modules in Semester 2 provide students with an opportunity to investigate various aspects of the translation profession and work on an extensive practical translation portfolio on the languages of their expertise. The dissertation project consolidates students’ learning either through research or translation practice. The School of Modern Languages can offer supervision in a variety of areas and languages, including: Welsh, Spanish, Catalan, Chinese, English, French, Galician, German, Modern Greek and Italian. [-]

MA Women's Studies

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5  August 2017 United Kingdom Bangor + 1 more

The course involves intellectual discussion of a wide range of issues that impact directly on women’s lives today. [+]

Women’s Studies is in many ways a unique subject which is ideally suited to the interests of mature students. It attempts to challenge traditional structures of knowledge about gender and also, the usual ways in which we learn. Women’s Studies draws on many disciplines, including sociology, literature, history, psychology and politics, and is accessible to students whose previous academic backgrounds are in any area. Students are encouraged to reflect on their own life experiences and combine this with theoretical insights that cross discipline boundaries. The course involves intellectual discussion of a wide range of issues that impact directly on women’s lives today. It has relevance to those working in a wide range of sectors who wish to understand more about gender relations in society and who also want to acquire up-to date academic skills and qualifications. Women’s Studies recognises the value of women’s personal lived experiences, and the skills and awareness learned through everyday social interaction, and believes in listening to what women themselves have to say about their own lives. The course has been taught at Bangor since 1994 and is currently the only course of its kind in Wales. Over the last twenty years women from across North Wales and from many walks of life have studied on this course. It has a reputation for being both intellectually stimulating and practically relevant. Recent dissertations have been on topics as diverse as women in local politics, the experiences of young gay people in North Wales, a feminist analysis of embroidery, a study of Ruth Ellis and the portrayal of women in Hitchcock’s films! The course is located within Lifelong Learning but the teaching staff represent a wide range of academic interests from within, and also external to, the University. Lifelong Learning has as its core mission the aim of making part-time study available to all. All our students are adults and study part-time alongside other responsibilities, so as staff we are very familiar with the pressures and problems that can arise and can offer the appropriate support and encouragement. The course covers the established areas of Women’s Studies content, theory and method but also has a distinct Welsh flavour reflecting the interests and expertise of staff, so, for instance there is a module on Welsh women’s history, and modules that include work, education and literature that focus on Welsh issues as well as wider British and global perspectives. We feel that our course gives students a strong grounding in Women’s Studies but with a particular Welsh dimension. [-]

Contact

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Phone +44 1248 351151