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Located in North Wales, between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University offers postgraduate degrees within three colleges:

  • Arts, Humanities and Business
  • Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • Human Sciences

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 last Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014) recognised that three quarters of their research as being either world leading or internationally excellent.

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:

“The university is great, I did my undergraduate degree here and after leaving for two years I decided to come back for my postgraduate. I can’t think of anywhere else I would rather study.”

It's been great! I have the opportunity to explore North Wales while also experiencing the research life. The professors are friendly, the students are friendly, the staff is friendly, and the uni is great.”

“Absolutely blooming amazing, honestly I studied my undergraduate here and I came back to study postgraduate so worth it, definitely join a club best experience!”

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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).

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

41% Part Time
59% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

8,435 Undergraduate
2,705 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2019


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