There are lots of reasons to fall in love with Bangor, besides the excellent teaching, world-class research and top-rated student satisfaction. Relax on beautiful beaches, explore stunning mountain trails, or enjoy taking part in some of the student activities on offer. With over 150 free clubs and societies, there’s something for everyone. It all makes for a university experience that can’t be matched...

Academic Excellence

Founded in 1884 Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence, and is ranked amongst the top 50 universities in the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015).

Recognised for the world-leading research carried out here – areas of particular excellence including Banking & Accounting rated best in the UK, and Electronic Engineering rated 2nd in the UK.

The University prides itself on the quality of teaching offered. This was supported in a recent review by the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), which resulted in the highest possible endorsement of the University’s academic standards.

Student Experience

The 2014 National Student Survey results placed Bangor University 7th in the UK (excluding specialist institutions) and top in Wales for student satisfaction.

Bangor also prides itself on the student experience offered and has been rated within the top 20 for student experience in the UK (THE Student Experience Survey, 2014). Guaranteed accommodation in top 6-rated halls, the low cost of living, top 20 student support and the stunning location all contribute to this.

An on-going investment in facilities and support services is further enhancing the Bangor student experience. An exciting new arts and innovation Centre, new halls of residence, and improved sports facilities are amongst recent developments.

Free membership of student clubs and societies, one of the largest peer support schemes in the UK, a new international experience programme and employability award scheme are among the many benefits of being a student at Bangor.

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Bangor University
Bangor (Wales)
LL57 2DG
United Kingdom
Nearest station: 0.3 miles away

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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...

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Whatuni member rating

The times

Rank 50th

Student stats

*Data refers to students in their first year only.
  • 78 : 22Full time: Part time
  • 87 : 13UK: International
  • 62 : 38Undergraduate : Postgraduate
  • 61 : 39School Leavers : Mature students
  • 3,320Number of students

Graduate prospects

  • 85% % in job or further study

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