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Based by the sea in north Wales, Bangor University has over 11,000 students and 650 staff working in five colleges. These are:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Physical and Applied Sciences.

A quarter of Bangor’s students are postgrads, 71% of which are studying full-time.

Known for its research work, Bangor is renowned in particular for its research into industries like accounting, electronic engineering, sports science and psychology. In fact, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) recognised that three quarters of their research as being either world leading or internationally excellent in 2014.

Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017. The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain.

Bangor University students on Postgraduate Search say:

“Very satisfied, staff and tutors are supportive. Good library and study areas and plenty of computers and tools for students. Student halls are great and well maintained and close to uni.”

 “It has been a great experience for me. There are many things that you can be involved to help or develop your skills.”

“I had the best time of my student life at Bangor university with amazing teaching staff and beautiful serene city, everything was a perfect fit for me. With so many clubs and societies, there was something of interest for each one of us.”


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About the Bangor University

Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of excellence, both for academic standards and student experience. The University is ranked top 15 in the UK for student experience (NSS 2016), and in the UK top 40 for research (REF 2014).



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Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

43% Part Time
57% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

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Source: HESA, 2018

8,570 Undergraduate
2,655 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2018


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