Bangor University
Bangor University

About the Program

As a student of the university, you’ll be living in the cathedral city of Bangor. Situated between the nearby snowdonia mountains and the sea, you’ll have no shortage of beautiful and spectacular places to visit.

You’ll be studying at a university with a vibrant research community that is often conducting internationally recognized research programs. Work alongside intelligent peers and professors through the day and explore the city on the weekends!

Both city and university boast a thriving international community. As such, you’ll be supported and welcomed in your learning environment the moment you arrive. You’ll develop to your full potential through Bangor’s range of high-quality well-founded and established study programs.


Requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.75

Subjects

Best Suited

 

Other Subjects

Undergraduate Courses

Animal & Vet Science Biology
Biochemistry & Microbiology Business
Chemistry Child Development &
Family Relations
Communications Computer Science
Ecology & Environmental Sciences Economics
Education Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering English
Food Science & Human Nutrition Forestry
French History
International Affairs Journalism
Kinesiology & Physical Education Marine Science
Music New Media
Philosophy Psychology
Sociology Spanish
Sustainable Agriculture Theater
Wildlife Ecology  

 

Graduate Courses

Biochemistry @ Microbiology Chemistry
Child Development & Family Relations Computer Science
Ecology & Environmental Sciences Economics
Education Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering Food Science & Human Nutrition
Forestry French
History International Affairs
Journalism Kinesiology & Physical Education
Marine Science Music
New Media Philosophy
Psychology Spanish
Sustainable Agriculture  

Course Load

3-6 courses



Academic Calendar

Fall semester 2021:

  • Arrival date:  September 16 (Manchester Airport Pick-Up Service)
  • Welcome Meeting and International Orientation:  September 17
  • Welcome Week:  September 20
  • Classes begin:  September 27
  • Christmas Break begins:  December 20  [fall-only students must make arrangements for taking final exams!]

Spring semester 2022:

  • Arrival date:  January 18 (Manchester Airport Pick-Up Service)
  • Welcome Meeting:  January 19
  • International Orientation:  January 20
  • Classes begin:  January 24
  • Easter Break:  April 04 – April 25
  • Classes resume:  April 25
  • Final Exams:  May 09
  • Semester End Date:  June 03

Visit the Semester Dates page for more information.

Full-Time Enrollment

UMaine students must be registered for 50-60 Bangor credits credits each semester.

Academics

Exchange students can take a combination of “modules” (modules at Bangor are what we call classes/course; courses at Bangor are our majors) from different schools, regardless of their course of study at home. Students are strongly advised to research online for the choice of modules available and create a draft timetable well before arriving in Bangor. Module (course) registration takes place during Welcome Week and further guidance is provided during the Welcome & Orientation Meetings each semester.

Exchange students are required to enroll in a full load of credits. Full-time enrollment is 60 credit units per semester (or 120 credits for an academic year), with most individual modules, or courses, valued at 20 credits. Generally, students enroll in 3 modules per semester. It is not possible to enroll in more than 60 credits in a single semester. Some modules (courses) may not be available to exchange students. 

  • https://www.bangor.ac.uk/study/undergraduate – view all areas of study at Bangor University, and further explore them. The interactive search tool allows you to search for specific courses (Majors) that Bangor University offers. From there, you can break down those courses into their specific modules.

Transfer credit information:

20 credits at Bangor University = 10 ECTS credits = 5 UMaine credits

10 credits at Bangor University = 5 ECTS credits = 2.5 UMaine credits

Undergraduate programs at Bangor University are made up of three levels:

Level 1 – first year introductory modules (100- and 200-level courses at UMaine)

Level 2 – second year intermediate modules (300-level courses at UMaine)

Level 3 – final year advanced modules (400-level courses at UMaine)

Level 4 – graduate courses (undergraduate students are not allowed to take them)


Grading Scale

Bangor grade ECTS grade UMaine grade
70-100% A A
65-69% B A-
60-64% B B+
55-59% C B
50-54% C B-
40-49% D C
0-39% F F

Budget

Estimated budget for a Fall semester at Bangor University.

Estimated budget for a Spring semester at Bangor University.

Housing

On-campus housing is guaranteed for UMaine exchange students. Students will receive a housing application once they are accepted as an exchange student by Bangor University. Accommodation at Bangor University is within walking distance of the city center, the libraries, lecture theaters, seminar rooms and other academic buildings.

University accommodation is of a basic nature:  single-study bedrooms equipped with bed, desk, chair, and wardrobe.  Standard rooms in self-catered blocks have shared bathrooms and kitchen facilities, and all halls are mixed-sex.  Most upperclassmen, and many international students, choose to live in privately owned accommodations in the city, making individual arrangements with landlords after arrival in Bangor.  The Student Housing Office maintains a list of hotels and guesthouses for temporary accommodation.

 


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