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Bangor University was founded in 1884, making it one of the oldest and most prestigious degree awarding institutions in the UK. Bangor is consistently ranked amongst the top 50 of more than 130 state-recognized universities in surveys conducted by leading UK newspapers and an impressive 13 of our academic schools were awarded the top 3 and grades during the UK Government’s most recent Research Assessment Exercise.

Bangor offers a wide range of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research levels including Business, Banking & Finance, Management, Psychology, Chemistry, Environmental and Ocean Sciences, Health Sciences, Computer Science & Electronics, Humanities, Law, Biological Sciences and Education.

The University is committed to encouraging individuals to achieve their highest potential, which is why we are committed to the tutorial system and to teaching in smaller groups. Students enjoy a high teacher to student ratio compared to other UK and US universities. Our staff know each student personally by name and have an open door policy. This also enables staff to keep in close contact with each and every student and monitor their academic and personal development.

In a major survey into student satisfaction at institutions throughout the UK, University of Wales, Bangor has been awarded 1st place in the ‘most helpful administration’ category and 12th place overall.

Bangor, Wales

The cost of living in Bangor is lower than in larger city universities; therefore we can keep down our student accommodation costs and students can save up to 40% on living costs.

Students can rest assured that Bangor is a relatively clean, healthy and safe place to live. Crime-rates are amongst the lowest in the UK and as it is a compact city – university buildings, accommodation and city centre are all within safe walking distance, so there is no need to catch buses and trains – and students save money.

Living in Bangor enables students to combine a high quality educational experience with a wonderful living environment. North Wales is an area of outstanding natural beauty, yet close to major cities such as Manchester and Liverpool, so travelling to and from Bangor is easy – only a two-hour train journey from Manchester International Airport and four-hours from London.

Faculty/Program List

Faculty List

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Business
  • Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Education and Lifelong Learning
  • Natural Sciences
  • Biological Sciences & Ocean Sciences
  • Health & Behavioural Sciences
  • Physical & Applied Science

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Bangor University latest news

Bangor University Goes 100% Renewable

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has announced that 100% of its electricity is now supplied from guaranteed renewable sources.

In June 2019, formally declared a Climate Emergency in line with the long-standing commitment to being the Sustainable University, and the switch to renewable energy is part of that commitment.

The University has been working hard to reduce our energy use for more than 15 years – overall electricity use per m2 floor area has fallen by nearly 16% since 2005. …

Bangor University Rated One Of The Best In The UK For Student Satisfaction

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has again been ranked in the top 10 of the UK’s non-specialist Universities, according to the latest annual National Student Survey (NSS).

The news follows the University’s inclusion among the top 100 European Universities in the recent Times Higher Education (THE) European Teaching Rankings, the first university league table to focus solely on teaching and learning.

was also awarded a Gold Standard in the first round of the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework. …

A Hat Trick for Bangor University at the Inter-Collegiate Eisteddfod 2018

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Following a weekend of competition, were victorious at the Inter-Collegiate Eisteddfod 2018, winning for a third time in a row.

The Eisteddfod is a highlight for Welsh students in Wales, and this year it was held for the first time at Lampeter by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

Osian Owen, a student of the School of Welsh at was the winner of both the Chair and the Crown.

Osian said: “Winning both the Chair and the Crown came as a shock, …

Bangor University retains place in World University Rankings

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has retained its position among the top 350 universities worldwide for the fourth year in succession, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

In addition, is placed within the top 10% of universities globally for its International Outlook.

A total of 1102 institutions were included in this year’s rankings, which measured institutions on factors such as Teaching, Research and International Outlook.

The University’s position among the world’s best universities is the latest in a number of league tables and surveys which reflect well on . …

Bangor University’s satisfied students

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continues to rise in popularity among its students. The University has risen to 12th place in the UK and is the only university in Wales to make the top 15 in a new university experience survey (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017).

The survey, conducted by YouthSight for the Times Higher Education magazine, asked current students to rate their university experience according to several academic, social and general measures, …

Location:Bangor, Wales
Student Population:9,945
Strengths:Business, Health Science, Law
Campus locations:Bangor, Gwynedd