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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.

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

Current News

Bangor University latest news

Bangor University retains place in World University Rankings

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

’s Satisfied Students

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, …

Choose Bangor University: Top 15 in the UK for student satisfaction

Choose : Top 15 in the UK for student satisfaction

Student satisfaction guaranteed

Bangor offers a unique university experience. From a stunning location close to the mountains and the sea to a world-class research facilities and quality teaching, you’ll find the ideal environment to unlock your potential and go beyond all expectations.

Bangor students are amongst the most satisfied in the UK

The National Student Survey (NSS) results reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience. …

Bangor Professor elected a Fellow of the British Academy


An eminent historian and archaeologist from has been made a Fellow of the British Academy.

Nancy Edwards, Professor of Medieval Archaeology at ’s School of History, Welsh History & Archaeology receives the Fellowship, which is the highest honour in the UK for a scholar of the arts and humanities, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to research in archaeology. She is also the only academic from a Welsh university among this year’s new Fellows. …

Bangor University Wins UK Awards

Wins UK Awards

has received a prestigious Award as a direct result of excellent reviews by the University’s own students. A total of 125 universities in the UK competed for the 2016 WhatUni Student Choice Awards.  was nominated in 7 out of 10 categories including one for overall University of the Year, and won the Award for Best University Accommodation. The University was also placed second in the UK for Courses and Lectures, third in the UK in the Student Support category and fourth in the overall University of the Year category. …

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