Established in 1884, Bangor University celebrated its 125th Anniversary recently and has a long tradition of academic excellence. The School of Psychology ranks among the very best in the UK in terms of both research performance and teaching excellence. Postgraduate students have access to state-of-the-art research and computing facilities and the opportunity to study for psychology degrees under world-renowned academic staff. Bangor Psychology's ranking as an elite department is underlined by its listing in the CHE European Excellence Ranking. Bangor Psychology along with only one other of the 22 UK Psychology schools listed achieved six stars (the highest number awarded). These stars are awarded to departments who do particularly well in those areas and the fact that Bangor achieved joint top place in terms of stars awarded is another clear demonstration of the departments overall quality.
The School's Psychology masters degrees cover a number of specialist areas that reflect the mix of research expertise within the department. The Research Assessment Exercise 2008 saw Bangor Psychology rated 7th (out of 76) for research power. The School also boasts a number of prestigious research centres which, as well as being in the vanguard of academic research, offer students unique opportunities for project work under internationally recognised supervisors. The School forms a large part of the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences, a College, which boasts a very strong research, and teaching ethos that translates into excellent courses.
The School has a vibrant and growing masters community of over 100 students and offers a number of Masters programmes:
MSc Psychological Research
MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology
MSc Foundations of Clinical Neuropsychology
MSc/MA Consumer Psychology with Business
MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis
MSc Mindfulness-Based Approaches
There are many different types of funding available for each of the courses offered by the School, whether you are a UK or international student with Gold Scholarships of up to £5K available. The MSc Neuroimaging is also able to offer two MRC funded full studentships which pay fees and living expenses of £13K. You will be supported throughout the application process and there is lots of advice and information available to help you find the right funding for you.
Visiting the University
Whatever area of psychology you are looking to study at postgraduate level the best way of finding our more and gaining an insight into life at Bangor University's School of Psychology is to visit us. We run Open Days throughout the year where you can chat to current students and staff about our courses, tour our facilities and find out about research at the School. These events really give you a flavour of studying at the School and at Bangor University as a whole.
"...working with a group of young and energetic scientists has continued to broaden my horizons...which will benefit my research career."
"I count myself lucky to be studying at Bangor. It is a unique place to live and work, being a blend of the old and the new in an area of such outstanding beauty."
Watching and listening to the views and opinions of past and recent students will provide key information and advice about studying at Bangor. If you are coming to Bangor from outside the UK you can hear about the experiences of other international students.
Think Psychology Think Bangor
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