Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience. Around 11,500 students currently study at the University, with 650 teaching staff based within twenty three Academic Schools.
Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award for teaching, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Bangor University is the only university in Wales to achieve this standard.
Bangor University is ranked in the top 40 in the UK for research*, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The REF recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent, ahead of the average for UK universities.
Bangor University in the news …
- Migrating birds use a magnetic map to travel long distances - Independent
- Landfill rubbish could provide untapped energy source – BBC news
- Show me the honey! Bangor boffins develop backpack cameras for bees – ITV news
The most recent National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor in the top ten in the UK for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions).
Student life at Bangor University is vibrant and diverse. We have more than 150 Students’ Union Clubs and Societies, and membership is free. Our Clubs and Societies were named best in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2017.
Students are given help and support from the moment they arrive. Our Student Services Centre provides advice and guidance on matters from money and housing to disability support, counselling, dyslexia, study skills and local faith provision.
An unrivalled location
Bangor’s location – between the mountains and the sea – has been described as the best university setting in the UK. In 2016 North Wales was named as the 4th best region in the world to visit by the travel guide Lonely Planet due to its stunning location and “shiny new adventure sports facilities”.
Bangor University’s accommodation was rated as the best in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2016. Bangor has three halls of residence dedicated to postgraduate accommodation across three sites, all within easy walking distance of both the campus and the city.
Highly rated courses and lecturers
We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers were rated third in the UK at the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2017.
Links and partnerships
We have close links with business and the NHS in Wales through the Besti Cadwaladr University Health Board. The University is a major provider of training and education for the NHS and is also one of the main partners in the North Wales Clinical School.
“Bangor is a place where you can find all you need. You will find a good/beautiful environment or landscape, you will find good lectures and a study system that thinks about every single student, supporting them all the way.”
Alejandra Vergara-Peña from Colombia – PhD in Ocean Sciences
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To hear more about postgraduate study at Bangor University from current staff and students, take a look at Bangor TV.
For further information, please contact:
Student Recruitment Unit
Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382005
*excluding specialist institutions and single-submission universities
- Bangor Business School
- Institute of Medical and Social Care Research (IMSCaR)
- School of Biological Sciences
- School of Chemistry
- School of Computer Science
- School of Creative Studies and Media
- School of Education
- School of Electronic Engineering
- School of English Literature
- School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
- School of Healthcare Sciences
- School of History and Archaeology
- School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology
- School of Law
- School of Linguistics and English Language
- School of Medical Sciences
- School of Modern Languages and Cultures
- School of Music
- School of Ocean Sciences
- School of Philosophy and Religion
- School of Psychology
- School of Social Sciences
- School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
- School of Welsh
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