School of Law
With a dynamic research environment, small class sizes and an emphasis on employability, Bangor Law School is a place where ambitious students prosper.
Our degrees have been designed to adapt with and reflect an increasingly globalised workplace, and all of our Masters programmes encourage students to develop an international – as well as national and European – perspective. As such, we attract both the international student seeking a high quality experience from a traditional UK university, as well as the UK student seeking an international postgraduate education.
Situated between the Snowdonia mountain range and the sea, Bangor University is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. This picturesque, tranquil setting – and of the facilities and activities that it offers – contributes to Bangor being consistently ranked as one of the best performing universities in the UK for student experience and satisfaction.
As well as a general LLM in Law – which allows you to ‘pick and mix’ modules based on your personal interests or career ambitions – we also offer a range of specialist LLMs in areas including International Law, Maritime Law, Procurement Law, Intellectual Property Law and more.
MA and MBA degrees
In conjunction with Bangor Business School – consistently ranked within the world’s top 25 institutions for Banking research (RePEc, July 2016) – we offer degrees combining Law with the study of Management or Banking. Through these programmes, you will develop an awareness of the key legal and regulatory issues that play a central role in the successful management of modern enterprises.
2-year LLB conversion programme
For graduates of other disciplines who are considering pursuing a career in law, we offer the two-year LLB in Law. This is a Qualifying Law Degree, which means that successful graduates will be eligible to proceed to the vocational stage of training required to become a practicing solicitor or barrister in England and Wales. In the most recent National Student Survey (2016), our two-year LLB received an exceptional 100% for student satisfaction.
We are able to offer supervision in a wide range of legal topics. Research degrees include LLMRes, MPhil and PhD.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), Bangor Law School was ranked 12th in the UK for the research impact in this subject area. The research expertise of our academic staff encompasses International Law, EU Law, Maritime Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, Collective Worship, Procurement Law and Intellectual Property Law.
Our academic staff are widely published in leading journals, and have written or co-authored a number of significant research projects, including the Barriers to Procurement Opportunity Report (Professor Dermot Cahill, 2011), Understanding Administrative Justice in Wales (Dr Sarah Nason, 2015) and Collective Worship and Religious Observance in Schools: An Evaluation of Law and Policy in the UK (Dr Alison Mawhinney, 2015). This expertise is imbued into the teaching, through which students develop a thorough understanding of contemporary legal systems and issues.
Bangor Law School is also home to two active research hubs: the Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies, and the Bangor Centre for International Law.
Bangor University has all the resources you need to help you through your studies. These include a dedicated law library; general libraries which are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; wi-fi across the campus; printing facilities; dedicated study areas; and a number of well-stocked libraries, with access to journals and other e-resources (as well as books, newspapers, reports, research papers and other printed resources). All of this is combined with investment in state-of-the art facilities, including a brand new arts and innovation centre (Pontio) and a recently refurbished gym and sports hall.
Within the Law School, a dedicated range of resources helps Law students make the most of their time at university. These include an annual careers fair, mooting (mock trial) opportunities, regular guest lectures and a work experience programme.