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Bangor University

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Bangor University

  1. 1. BANGOR UNIVERSITY
  2. 2. Why study in the UK?  Duration of programmes  Reputation for quality  Work prospects  Multi-cultural society  welcoming to international students
  3. 3. Duration of Programmes  3 years: Bachelor  1 year: Masters  3 years: PhD  Study for shorter period of time  Total cost – lower  Start work / earn money sooner
  4. 4. Reputation for Quality  Quality of Teaching assessed for the UK government  Quality of Research assessed for the UK government  Lecturers are leading research professors  Employers recognise that UK education is of high quality
  5. 5. Work Prospects  UK qualification  Work through medium of English  International Experience  Work up to 20 hours part time  Built-in work experience  Full-time employment for 1 year after graduation - Science and Engineering Graduate Scheme
  6. 6. Location – Where is Bangor? On the North Wales Coast 4 hours from London 2 from Manchester
  7. 7. More about Bangor  area of outstanding natural beauty  no heavy industry – clean and healthy  compact  safe - crime rates lowest in UK  cost of living lower than in big UK cities, from £4,000
  8. 8. Snowdonia
  9. 9. Snowdonia
  10. 10. More about Bangor  Established 1884  Traditional University  Long tradition of research  7,500 are students  700 are international students  from over 60 different countries including Malaysia
  11. 11. Aerial View
  12. 12. History around Bangor
  13. 13. Education and Research  TEACHING awarded top rate of ‘excellent’ The Prince Madog Research Ship
  14. 14. Education and Research RESEARCH 2 departments - grade 5* 4 departments – grade 5 13 departments grades 4+5 £19 million Research Grants 2003/04 Henfaes Research Centre
  15. 15. Subjects  Computer Science, IT  Engineering and Mathematics  Environmental and Natural Sciences: Land, Forestry, Agriculture, Ocean, Biology, Chemistry
  16. 16. Subjects  Psychology  Social Sciences  Law  Sports Sciences  Banking, Finance, Business and Management
  17. 17. Subjects  Tourism, Heritage and Leisure  English and Linguistics, European Languages  Music  Theology, History, Archaeology  Education
  18. 18. Masters degrees  Over 100 Masters degrees  Psychology  Natural Sciences: Ocean, Biology, Environmental  Applied Linguistics for TEFL  English Creative Studies  English Literature
  19. 19. Masters - Informatics  Computer Systems  VLSI Design  Nanotechnology and Microfabrication  Advanced Visualisation, Computer Animation and Virtual Environments  Broadband, Mobile and Multimedia Communication
  20. 20. Masters – Business, Banking and Finance  MBA General Management,  MBA Banking & Finance  MSc Finance  Banking & Finance  Business & Finance  International Banking & Development Finance  Conversion course for unrelated bachelor degree
  21. 21. MPhil & PhD  World class research RAE grade 4+5  success in attracting research grants  Investment in resources and facilities  £19 million in 2003/04
  22. 22. MPhil and PhD  Supervision of high quality - training of highest standard for developing researchers  Consultants for industry and government eg Welsh Government, Banking Corporations, Centre for Advanced Software Technology Multinational companies eg Unilever, HP
  23. 23. English Language Requirements  Minimum Scores:  IELTS 6.0  TOEFL 560 TWE of 4  TOEFL CBT 220
  24. 24. English Language Courses 1. 1 year undergraduate foundation for intermediate holders, minimum 4.5 IELTS required (September start) 2 Pre-masters English course: IELTS 4.5 = 1 year (September start) IELTS 5.0 = 6 months (February start) IELTS 5.5 = 3 months (June start) 3 Pre-sessional courses from July – September for IELTS 6.0 – September for 1 and 2 months 4 In-sessional English courses free of charge: Speaking & Listening , Communicative Grammar and Writing, Advanced Vocabulary
  25. 25. The Learning Experience  Smaller classes - individual attention  Tutorial / Seminar structure  Regular contact with professors and tutors  Personal tutor  Libraries open 7 days a week  Computer laboratories open 24 hours 7 days  Specialist equipment: Research ship, Botanic gardens, Media Studios,
  26. 26. Facilities and Equipment  Computer Visualisation Laboratory  VLSI Laboratory  Nanotechnology Research Laboratory  Robotic Laboratory  Distributed Systems Laboratory  Centre for Advanced Software Technology
  27. 27. Looking after our students  Meeting service at Manchester International Airport  International Student Adviser 3. Welcome programme 4. Visa, Police registration, 5. Events and trips  Peer-guides  Students Union - international groups
  28. 28. Student Life – University Orchestra
  29. 29. Sports Facilities
  30. 30. Student Life Clubs and Societies
  31. 31. Student Life – The Outdoors
  32. 32. Student Life – Rock Climbing
  33. 33. Student Life - Nightlife
  34. 34. Applying for Bachelor Degree  Successful completion of school education  English language proficiency  Personal statement  1 Reference
  35. 35. Applying for Masters Degree  Bachelor Degree Award  English Language proficiency  Personal Statement  1 Reference
  36. 36. Applying for Research Degree  BA and some research experience  English Language qualification  Personal Statement  2 References  Research proposal for MPhil and PhD
  37. 37. Tuition Fees starting from:  1 year Foundation and Pre-masters: £6,500  Undergraduate degree: £8800 - £9,900  Masters degree: £8,800 - £10,250  MPhil and PhD: £8,800 - £11,800  MBA: £10,700  MA / MSc Banking, Business and Finance: £10,200  Tuition and accommodation packages for students from Malaysia – offering a £1,000 -£1,500 discount.
  38. 38. Accommodation  Single Room  Standard £65 pw, London - from £120 pw  With private bathroom £85 pw  Private accommodation £55 pw  Rooms with data-points  All within walking distance
  39. 39. Total Costs starting from:  English Language £7.750  Undergraduate £8,800  Masters £10.200  Business School £10,700  MBA £10,200  Research (science) £11,800
  40. 40. Why Bangor?  Reputation for quality teaching and research – RAE and TQA  Class size  14:1 Student to staff ratio  Tutorial structure  English language support HRH Prince Charles Chancellor of University of Wales at Bangor graduation ceremony 2007
  41. 41. Why Bangor?  Safe  Compact  Cost of living  Clean and beautiful  Great student life and multicultural student community  Excellent study environment
  42. 42. More Information  General Enquiries international@bangor.ac.uk  www.bangor.ac.uk  malaysia@bangor.ac.uk

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