Delivery & Cost

How is the training delivered?

We have designed our training to be as accessible as possible, particularly for those in full time employment. Each topic comprises a 14 week distance learning module. Once you have registered as a student you have 5 years in which to build up credits towards postgraduate qualifications. The training is web based which means that as long as you have an adequate internet connection, you can study where and when best suits you.

When can I start?

You can start in January, May or September, depending on which module you would like to take first and take as many or as few modules as you are able to over your five years registration.

How much work will I need to do?

Our distance learning modules are designed to be flexible so that you can fit studying around your work and other commitments. A typical master's student is expected to study for 200 hours when taking a 20 credit module. As a rule of thumb you should anticipate spending approximately 2-3 hours a week on online lectures, presentations and podcasts, and the remaining time on readings and assignments; the more time and effort you can put in, the more you'll benefit from studying the module and the better your grades are likely to be.

Apply to be a distance learner, download our application form

How much will it cost?

Taught modules:

UK and EU students £750*

International Students  £1,363 

*Please Note: The cost of Bangor taught modules has increased to £884 for new EU and UK students and £1,590 new for Non EU Students

60 Credit Work-based Dissertation:

UK and EU students £1,800

International Students  £3,271

Payment Options

Payments are normally made per module. If you would like to be invoiced for a number of items at once, please let us know.
To make the fees more manageable students pay per module and payments can be split into three monthly instalments if required.

Funding Options 

We don’t have any UK scholarships left but we do have a number of options to make studying more affordable:

if you are an international student you may be eligible for a discount on international fees - apply here
Our MSc programmes are eligible for student loans – more detail   Please note: to receive a loan students MUST register to complete in 3 years.
Use the Aberystwyth University Funding & Scholarship Calculator to find out what other support you may be eligible for.


Biorefining Technologies - Jan 2019

- current and emerging transformation technologies

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Carbon Footprinting and LCA - Jan 2019

- why and how to use Carbon Footprinting (CF) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tools to assess environmental impact.

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Waste Stream Valorisation - May 2019

- looks at how organic waste arising from many industries can be processed to extract useful products or sources of energy

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Drivers of the Bio-economy - May 2019

- examines the societal drivers that shape the bio-economy and looks at what makes production viable

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Anaerobic Digestion - May 2019

- use of AD at farm-scale, technological aspects of AD and the opportunities and consequences of different feed-stocks.

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Genetics and Genomics - May 2019

- practical knowledge of the principles and technologies underpinning modern breeding programmes.

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Biobased Product Development - Sept 2019

- end products ranging from: platform chemicals to pharmaceuticals, feeds to packaging

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Climate Change - Sept 2019

- the science behind climate change. Adaptation and mitigation strategies

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Biorenewable Feedstocks - date to be confirmed

- dedicated crops, agricultural waste and food waste streams

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