Bangor is a prestigious university in an excellent location. What sets us apart is the opportunity we provide for students to gain a world-class degree in an ideal study environment. Located in the ‘Best UK University Setting’ (Independent’s A-Z of Universities), students can combine a high quality educational experience with a wonderful living environment, where the cost of living and crime rates are amongst the lowest in the UK.
Our commitment to supporting students through our small class sizes, open door policy, and tutorial system allows students to achieve their highest potential. Times Higher Education have ranked us “one of the top UK Universities for help and support offered to students,” and Bangor is first in Wales and seventh in the UK for student experience.
Bangor is a small and vibrant city (university 12,000 students, Bangor total is 25,000), and the university has a big worldwide impact. Our research has a major impact around the world according to the latest assessment of research quality, in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
During the most recent UK Government’s research and assessment exercise (REF) Bangor University proved to be among the very top universities in the UK. 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. Over half of Bangor’s academic Schools have been ranked in the UK top 20 for quality of research.
Known for: Business, Banking and Finance, Celtic Studies, Sports and Exercise Science, Electronic Engineering, Creative Studies, Linguistics, Ocean Sciences, and Psychology.
We are committed to continually investing in resources for students. On campus you will find new halls of accommodation, (ranked number 1 in the UK, WhatUni Student Awards 2016), a new student’s union nightclub, a brand new world-class arts and innovation centre, and a newly renovated and updated gym. Academic facilities include a £3.5 million ocean-going research vessel, new ocean sciences laboratories, new music facilities, updates to all academic equipment and technologies, new Agilent laboratories in Electronic Engineering, an MRI Scanner, an agricultural farm, and botany gardens on campus.
Life in Bangor
Situated close to the mountains of Snowdonia and the sea, Bangor is one of the most attractive study locations in the UK. The location, the scenery and the surrounding area are amongst the reasons why many students and staff choose to come to Bangor. All this on your doorstep definitely adds a different dimension to student life.
• Bangor is a safe, compact, cost-effective city
• University accommodation and facilities are all within walking distance
• Accommodation is guaranteed for new international students
• Scenic and sporty location
• Easy travel around the UK and access to Europe: 1.5 hours to Liverpool, 2 hours to Manchester, 3 hours to London, 2 hours to Dublin on the ferry, and a 2 hour flight to most European locations from Manchester or Liverpool airports.
• Significantly less expensive that living in London, but with easy access to it when desired.