Department Profile: School of Law
Bangor Law School
Bangor Law School is an innovative and expanding international law school, focusing on legal systems and the legal environment in the UK and internationally.
Our courses address contemporary issues relevant to the business and political environment worldwide and they will equip students with the knowledge and skills required for operating successfully in the global marketplace.
The academic experience is enriched both by a programme of regular distinguished guest lectures and seminars and the activities of the award-winning Bangor Students' Law Society.
We offer a suite of LLM programmes and joint MA/MBA’s reflecting the School's expertise and commitment to high level postgraduate teaching. These include a range of LLM degrees, focussing in particular on International Commercial and Business Law; Criminology; International Law; Public Procurement Law and Strategy and an LLM in Law and Devolved Governments reflecting constitutional changes in the UK and elsewhere. The Law School also provides expert PhD and MPhil supervision in a range of legal areas.
The Law School has joined forces with Bangor Business School to offer four joint Masters degrees combining Law with Banking and Management disciplines, preparing key executives who will play a central role in the successful management of modern enterprises, and preparing capable banking executives and banking lawyers who will move into key positions in the financial sector.
We also offer a general LLM which allows students to select from a range of modules on offer by the school.
To help students achieve their full potential, Bangor Law School offers a range of scholarships and bursaries for postgraduate students.
Strengths, Staff and Expertise
Bangor Law School promotes an environment of learning and research. Our team of experienced and multilingual staff are graduates of many leading universities, and some have been previously employed as professionals within the legal sector in roles such as judge, solicitor and magistrate. This expertise is reflected in the teaching of Masters courses, as well as extensive research activity and projects such as the €3.7 million “Winning in Tendering” Public Procurement Research Project.
Coupled with this rich combination of backgrounds, staff members’ research reflects varied interests and expertise in fields such as EU Law, Corporate Finance Law, Maritime Law, International Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, Administrative Law, Law and Religion, Child and Family Law, and Intellectual Property Law. Developing young professionals through MPhil and PhD research training is central to the school’s mission and the doctoral programme makes an important contribution to the training of future researchers.
Being a key school within the College of Business, Social Sciences and Law enables inter-disciplinary research with banking and financial studies, in which Bangor Business School has been ranked No 1 position in the UK for research in Accounting, Banking and Finance (view Guardian League table). Regulation and risk, key issues within mainstream Banking and Financial Studies are also an important theme within Law.
In order to support our students throughout the course of their studies, both the Law School and the University centrally provides a range of learning resources supported by experienced staff.
Facilities include an extensive Law Library which has benefited from substantial investment and is overseen by a dedicated Law Librarian who provides specialist support and advice to students. It includes printed and electronic sources that reflect current teaching and research within the Law School.
The collection includes Reference, Statutes, Law Reports, Journals, Books and Pamphlets, Official Publications, Newspapers, European Documentation Centre and Online Databases.
“After completing the LLM in Commercial Law at Bangor Law School, I returned to China to prepare for the Chinese National Judicial Examination. I am now a fully qualified Chinese Lawyer with a major International firm based in China. I am so grateful for everything that Bangor and the Law School have offered me. At Bangor, I enjoyed one of the most wonderful experiences of my life and I have known the most sincere and helpful people that I have ever met. Without their help and knowledge, I would not have achieved all this.”
Hongbo Hei, LLM Commercial and Business Law
Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Bangor Law School
T: 01248 383023
- Banking and Law
- Criminology and Law
- International Commercial and Business Law
- International Intellecual Property Law
- International Law
- International Law (specialising in European Law)
- International Law (specialising in Global Trade Law)
- International Law (specialising in International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law)
- Law and Banking
- Law and Criminology
- Law with Criminology (graduate entry)
- Public Procurement Law and Strategy
- Public Procurement Law and Strategy (Executive)