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Bangor University: School of Law
Bangor Law School
Bangor Law School is an innovative and expanding School which adopts an international outlook in its teaching and research activity. The academic experience is enriched by a series of extra- and co-curricular activities designed to help you improve your careers prospects, including a work placement scheme, mooting and an annual careers fair.
Our suite of Masters programmes reflects our expertise and commitment to high level postgraduate teaching. These include a range of LLM degrees, focusing in International Commercial and Business Law, Banking Law, Intellectual Property Law, Criminology, International Law, Public Procurement Law and Maritime Law. We also offer a general LLM in Law, which enables students to choose from a selection of modules and thereby tailor their studies to their own personal interests; and we provide expert PhD and MPhil supervision in a range of legal areas.
Our distance learning programme focusing on procurement law, strategy and practice will equip students with the key skills required to occupy senior level positions within public and private sector procurement.
Our small class sizes foster a lively learning environment and encourage students to engage fully with the teaching experience, with students and lecturers developing a close and supportive relationship.
Our teaching is rated ‘Outstanding’
Bangor University was amongst the first set of universities, and the only one in Wales, to be awarded a Gold Award in 2017, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). This means our teaching is of the highest quality in the UK.
And in the latest National Student Survey (NSS 2019), Bangor University was ranked amongst the UK's top 10 universities for student satisfaction.
Bangor University is also ranked no.1 in Wales for Law (Guardian University Guide 2020).
Careers & employability
Our Postgraduate programmes prepare students for careers with law firms, international organisations, local government, teaching and research. The academic experience offered by the School is enriched by activities designed to encourage students to accelerate their career development and to cultivate skills that will give them an edge in the increasingly competitive job market. These include mooting, Street Law and the Innocence Casework Unit. Innocence Casework Unit.
Our annual Law Fair provides students with an invaluable opportunity to meet prospective employers from a variety of organisations, and to discuss their career options with experienced professionals. It also features break-out sessions focussing on different career pathways, and a mooting competition, which, in recent years, has been presided over by Sir Roderick Evans, former Presiding Judge for Wales.
Bangor University offers a range of scholarships to postgraduate and research students.
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Areas of expertise
Our staff are graduates of some of the world’s top universities, such as Cambridge, College of Europe, Queen Mary, Renmin, Nottingham, Tufts and Queen’s Belfast. Several have been previously employed as professionals within the legal sector in roles such as judge, solicitor and magistrate. This expertise is reflected in our teaching, as well as our extensive research activity in the fields of procurement and international law.
Leaders in research
Bangor Law School is also home to the Institute of Competition and Procurement Studies (ICPS), which specialises in evidence-based research into the behavioural responses of public institutions and their suppliers to public procurement policies, laws and practices; and the Bangor Centre for International Law, which works to advance world-class education and research in International Law and to develop a community of scholarly excellence at Bangor.
Many of our Masters programmes offer a January intake as well as the traditional September start. View the courses available to start in January.
Bangor is a unique place to study – beautiful, compact, affordable, safe and friendly. North Wales has been named the 4th best region in the world to visit by the travel guide Lonely Planet due to its stunning location and “shiny new adventure sports facilities”. Find out more about what makes Bangor unique…
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Bangor Law School
Tel: +44 (0) 1248 382 085
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