Bangor University

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OVERVIEW

Overview

Bangor University offers a quality learning experience in a quality environment for over 10,000 students from all over the world. Situated between Snowdon and the sea, Bangor is one of the most attractive study locations in the UK, while the University prides itself on a long tradition of academic excellence.

A recent review by the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) resulted in the highest possible endorsement of the University’s academic standards. The ‘confidence’ judgement by the QAA confirms the University’s academic standing and profile.

The University also performs well in a variety of student surveys rating satisfaction levels and overall experience. For instance, Bangor was ranked amongst the top 12 in the UK for providing small-group tuition (Times Higher Education), and achieved top 20 positions in the National Student Survey in subject areas ranging from Psychology and Education to Sports Science, Chemistry, and Nursing and Midwifery.

Bangor prides itself on the high priority placed on caring for and supporting students and students are given as much help and support as possible with health and welfare matters as well as academic study. Bangor has one of the largest Peer Guiding schemes of any university, with 2nd and 3rd year students involved in a mentoring scheme to help new students settle in during their first weeks. Bangor’s Peer Guide scheme is recognised as one of the UK’s most successful mentoring schemes.

With the Peer Guiding scheme and the Personal Tutor system, there is always another student or a member of staff that students can turn to for help and advice.

Have a look at the 'Supporting our Students' video.

Bangor’s new Study Skills Centre can provide help with the transition to university and on-going support with your academic progression. The support available includes help with academic writing, reading and exam skills, mathematics and statistics, team-work, presentation skills, and project-planning.

Extra financial support for students is provided with a range bursaries and scholarships available each year (see our website).

Many students choose Bangor because of the small and friendly nature of the University and the town itself - it means it is easy to get to know people and students settle in quickly. Bangor is consistently ranked as on of the most economical places to study in the UK in various cost-of-living surveys.

What's on offer?

A wide-range of courses are offered across over 23 academic Schools. Bangor is well-known for its courses in ocean sciences, psychology, and environmental sciences, while other interesting options include medical sciences, biomedical science, zoology, creative technologies, business and law, critical safety engineering, English with song-writing and three languages honours.

Studnets are encouraged to take advantage of the many personal and career development programmes offered which includes exchange schemes, work placements, workshops, summer vacation schemes and volunteering opportunities.

Accreditation can be gained for many of these activities through the Bangor Employability Award (BEA), which is designed to enhance the career prospects of Bangor University students. There is also help available with finding part-time work, through the JobZone run by the Careers and Employability Service.

Undergraduate students at Bangor can also enhance their future prospects through our International Experience Programme, where they have the option of studying overseas for one extra year. There is a wide variety of destinations to choose from and the addition of ‘with International Experience’ to the degree title will show future employers that graduates are globally aware and globally-experienced.

Facilities at Bangor include a £3.5 million research ship, a student-run campus radio station, multimedia language centre, facilities for the study of Creative Industries and Media Studies, a natural history museum and botanic gardens.

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Bangor University


Bangor (Wales)
Gwynedd
LL57 2DG

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Bangor University

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studied Law with Accounting and Finance LLB (Hons) at Bangor University and says:

The university is really central and friendly. The lecturers are caring and...

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studied History and Spanish BA (Hons) at Bangor University and says:

Bangor University is picturesque and quaint little university that is nearb...

Overall rating: 2 5stars Read full review »

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School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

The School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences (SHES) has a 35 year track record of providing high-calibre undergraduate degrees. Over this period Bangor has attracted some of the world's best teaching and research staff who have

College of Natural Sciences

There are few universities that can rival Bangor's spectacular location between the mountains and forests of Snowdonia National Park and Gwynedd's dramatic coastline, providing a magnificent range of 'outdoor classroom' opportunities and

Bangor Law School

All Bangor Law School Law Degrees are QLDs (Qualifying Law Degrees) recognised for professional purposes by the Law Society and Bar Council of England and Wales, and for taking FE-1s entrance exams of The Law Society of Ireland. Whether

School of Psychology

The School The most recent Research Assessment Exercise saw Bangor Psychology rated 7th (out of 76) for 'Research Power' and this combined with one of the largest psychology student cohorts in the UK provides an unrivalled combination

School of Education

The School of Education of Bangor University provides first rate higher education in one of Britain's most beautiful locations. Set in one of the best natural resources in the UK, Bangor is exceptionally well-situated and well-equipped

Bangor Business School

Students from all over the UK, from countries worldwide, from all walks of life and with all sorts of backgrounds and experience have chosen to study at Bangor Business School for decades. Teaching and Research Excellence Bangor

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The times

Rank 56th

Student stats

  • 85 : 15Full time: Part time
  • 91 : 9UK: International
  • 76 : 24Undergraduate : Postgraduate
  • 67 : 33School Leavers : Mature students
  • 8,595Number of students

Graduate prospects

  • 84% % in job or further study

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