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Bangor University International College

Bangor University International College (BUIC) is a specialist embedded college offering integrated degree courses, where international students can begin their studies at Bangor University.

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About BUIC

Bangor University International College (BUIC) is a specialist embedded college offering integrated degree courses, where international students can begin their studies at Bangor University.

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BANGOR UNIVERSITY Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG, UK

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over 120

student nationalities

small classes

up to 10

experienced

teaching staff

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at the heart of Bangor University

full university

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From the Director's desk

Welcome to Bangor University International College,

As College Director of BUIC, I am committed to ensuring that you receive the best possible learning and teaching experience. You will study with students from all over the world. Our dedicated team of experienced tutors will help you adjust to academic life in the UK so that you are ready for the transition seamlessly into University. Our tutors focus on developing your English language and academic study skills as well as core subject knowledge. Our classes are typically small and interactive in nature. You will receive a lot of individual support and regular feedback on your academic performance. All of this will help you to increase your confidence in communicating in a higher education context and put you on the path to both academic success and future career success.

At BUIC, we are incredibly proud of the high level of individualised support that we provide to all our students on every step of the student journey, from pre-arrival to post-departure. If you join us, you really will feel looked after and part of the BUIC family.

I look forward to welcoming you to BUIC soon.

Laura McKenzie

BUIC College Director

Laura Mckenzie

Courses

BUIC delivers the first stages of the International Incorporated Bachelors (IIB) and the Pre-Masters. You'll continue you studies directly with Bangor University following successful completion of stage one.

International Year Zero (IYZ)

This IYZ at BUIC is the first year of a 4-year integrated degree course. IYZ provides 1-year of preparation for entry into the first year of a 3-year bachelor’s degree at Bangor University. Below you can find the Degrees available.

The IYZ in Business, Management and Economics will give you an excellent grounding in the basics of business, encompassing key economic, legal and management principles. You will also develop maths skills that are vital for your degree studies.

Covering the major mathematical and scientific principles, this course gives you a great start in engineering and computing. With a heavy focus on maths, physics and programming, you will deepen your understanding of these subjects during your foundation year.

After finishing the course, you will continue your studies in either our School of Computer Science where you will obtain a BSc degree that is accredited by the British Computer Society or you will join our School of Electronic Engineering with its range of specialist courses. Our BEng degree courses, which are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, can set you on the road to Chartered Engineer Status.

This broad-based pathway will give you an excellent grounding for undergraduate degrees in a variety of areas, including Media, Law, Sociology and Psychology. After completing the first stage at BUIC, you will continue your chosen degree in the School of Social Sciences, School of Law, School of Psychology or School of Creative Studies & Media.

The School of Social Sciences is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for Social Policy (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

International Year One (IY1)

The IY1 at BUIC is the first year of a 3-year integrated degree course. IY1 is equivalent to the first year of a 3-year bachelor’s degree, leading to direct entry into the second year of a bachelor’s degree at Bangor University. Below you can find the degree courses available.

Our IY1 course is the first year of a business management and finance related degree. You will learn core subjects relating to management, economics and accounting. On successful completion, you will continue onto the second year of your chosen undergraduate degree with Bangor Business School.

As a student of Bangor Business School student you will benefit from a varied programme of guest lectures. Recent speakers have included the Chief Executive of the Scottish Premier League, the Chief Operating Officer of No. 10 & 11 Downing Street, and the Head of IT Security at HSBC.

A psychology degree opens up a variety of career options, such as a professional psychologist as well as other disciplines such as healthcare, teaching, marketing, or management. Even if you decide to ultimately not join the world of psychology, the analytical, and research skills you gain will make you a high-quality candidate for many organisations.

Our IY1 in Psychology at BUIC offers you an alternative route to a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree. Once you have completed this first stage at BUIC, you will continue directly with Bangor University. Recently rated Top 3 University in Wales for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020), Bangor University is home to one of the largest and most cosmopolitan psychology departments in the UK.

Pre-Masters

The Pre-Masters is designed for students who do not qualify for direct entry to postgraduate degree courses at Bangor University. The Pre-Masters at BUIC is an integrated degree course, providing either 1 term or 2 terms of preparation for entry into a 1-year master’s degree at Bangor University. Please see below the degree courses available.

The Pre-Master will give you the essential skills you need to continue studying one of Bangor’s exceptional postgraduate degrees in accounting and finance.

After successfully completing the Pre-Master’s stage at BUIC, you will continue your Masters at Bangor Business School.

If you want to broaden your understanding of issues affecting the business world, the Pre-Masters at BUIC provides the ideal start to your chosen Master’s degree at Bangor University.

After successfully completing the Pre-Master’s stage at BUIC you will continue your Masters in Business and Management at Bangor Business School.

In the competitive world of banking, a postgraduate qualification can help you to stand out from the crowd. The Pre-Master’s Stage of the Pre-Masters will broaden your knowledge of this rapidly changing field and prepare you for success with the completion of your chosen Master’s degree.

After successfully completing the Pre-Master’s stage at BUIC you will continue your Masters at Bangor Business School.

Psychology is an applied science which seeks to understand the behaviour of the mind. BUIC offers you an alternative route to a masters in Psychology at Bangor University. BUIC will provide you with subject-related academic and English language support to help you succeed as you continue your studies. A postgraduate degree in this field can lead to a range of career opportunities from clinical psychology to marketing and advertising.

After successfully completing the Pre-Master’s stage at BUIC you will continue your Masters at Bangor Business School.

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Life at Bangor

At Bangor, you’ll benefit from an exceptional academic experience set against the stunning backdrop of the north Wales landscape. Bangor's ethos of high-quality teaching, rigorous academic standards and a post university focus is combined with a fantastic student experience.

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What’s in Bangor?

There are plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants in and around Bangor, with many places on the University campus. Bar Uno at Ffriddoedd Village is open until late and serves food, drink and Starbucks coffee.

The Pontio centre is a social hub for students as well as a centre for learning, innovation and the performing arts. Inside you’ll find a cinema and theatre as well as a bar and café. The Students’ Union is on the third floor and there are lecture theatres and social learning spaces throughout.

An Award Winning Student Experience

Undeb Bangor, BUIC’s student union, is one of the most active in the country. Running the University’s clubs, societies and volunteering projects, it also provides student support as well as a range of entertainment. Membership of the Student Union’s clubs and societies is free of charge for all students.

Excellent sport facilities

If you love sports, athletics and the outdoor life, Bangor is the place for you. The University has great facilities for outdoor and indoor sports including Badminton, Volleyball, Basketball, Netball, Indoor Hockey, Five-a-side Futsal, Table Tennis, Archery and many more.

Free Clubs and Societies

BUIC’s ranked 2nd in the UK for Societies and Sports (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2020). It’s no wonder, as there’s hundreds to choose from and they are all free to join!

Bangor University

Bangor University combines the best of community, research and connection with nature.

University Info

Bangor University International College (BUIC) is a specialist embedded college offering integrated degree courses, where international students can begin their studies at Bangor University.

Degree Courses

Discover the wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes Bangor University can offer you.

What student support does Bangor offer?

At Bangor University, you have the opportunity to gain more than a degree. Find out about all of the support available to you.

The Careers Service offers a variety of resources to help you find your perfect career.

Students can request a confidential personal career advice session, attend any of our workshops, and make use of online resources specifically tailored to your subject.

The university holds a range of careers events throughout the academic year. These include workshops delivered by employability advisers, job-hunting skills seminars, employer-led skills development sessions, and careers fairs.

Our Student Services Centre provides comprehensive, professional support – ranging from financial advice and study skills to dyslexia support, welfare issues and counselling.

A dedicated Disability Team is also on hand to give advice on a broad range of disability-related matters.

The International Student Support Team provides guidance on matters including employment regulations, welfare issues, living in Bangor, healthcare, immigration, and visa applications.

To support your learning activities, the university provides:

• Access to the internet across the university

• A university email account and a safe place to store your work

• Open access computer labs

• A secure virtual learning environment ‘Blackboard’, where course materials, notes, PowerPoint slides, and other learning materials are made available by your tutor

• Access to library, archives, printing & binding, and photocopying services

Fees & Scholarships

Study Route Intake Course Starts Course Ends Fees
International Year Zero (IYZ) January 2022 3 January 2022 9 September 2022 £16,995
+6 week PSE October 2021 4 November 2021 24 December 2021 £19,495
+12 week PSE November 2021 15 November 2021 24 December 2021 £21,995
International Year Zero (IYZ)  April 2022 4 April 2022 16 December 2022 £16,995
+6 week PSE February 2022 14 February 2022 25 March 2022 £19,495
+12 week PSE January 2022 3 January 2022 25 March 2022 £21,495
International Year Zero (IYZ) October 2022 3 October 2022 16 June 2022 £16,995
+6 week PSE August 2021 8 August 2021 16 September 2022 £19,495
+12 week PSE June 2022 27 June 2021 16 September 2022 £21,995
International Year Zero (IYZ) September 2022 19 September 2022 17 June 2022 £15,495
+6 week PSE August 2022 1 August 2022 16 September 2022 £17,995
+12 week PSE June 2022 27 June 2022 16 September 2022 £20,495
International Year One (IY1) October 2022 3 October 2022 16 June 2022 £16,995
+6 week PSE August 2022 8 August 2022 16 September 2022 £19,495
+12 week PSE June 2022 27 June 2022 16 September 2022 £21,995
Pre-Master’s One-term April 2022 4 April 2022 17 June 2022 £10,995
Pre-Master’s One-term June 2022 27 June 2022 9 September 2022 £10,995
Pre-Master’s One-term October 2022 3 October 2022 16 December 2022 £10,995
Pre-Master’s Two-term January 2022 3 January 2022 17 June 2022 £14,495
Pre-Master’s Two-term April 2022 4 April 2021 9 September 2022 £14,495
+6 week PSE February 2022 14 February 2022 25 March 2022 £16,995
+12 week PSE January 2022 3 January 2022 25 March 2022 £19,495
Pre-Master’s Two-term June 2022 27 June 2022 16 December 2022 £14,495
+6 week PSE May 2022 16 May 2022 24 June 2022 £16,995
+12 week PSE April 2022 4 April 2022 24 June 2022 19,495

Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)
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