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Established in 1884, Bangor University has over 130 years of educational heritage and offers an experience unlike any other. Based in North Wales, and nestled between the mountains and the sea, the university offers a wide range of courses distributed across the Arts and Sciences. Bangor is a vibrant and student-oriented place to study, and the university’s size and friendly learning community is why many students choose to study here. The university is consistently rated highly for student satisfaction and has been recognised for the quality of its teaching in the most recent Teaching Excellence Framework, where it received a Gold rating - the highest available. 

Bangor University is a research-driven institution, well known for the quality of its output in industries such as electronic engineering, accounting, psychology and sports science. The latest Research Excellence Framework, in 2014 deemed over 75% of the university’s research to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. 

Students benefit from a huge level of support and a well-balanced student lifestyle, close to some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the UK. A degree from Bangor University is a globally recognised qualification that will prove an asset in the search for employment or further study.

Bangor University students on Postgraduate Search say:

“Bangor University is a small but friendly University and really cares about the success and well-being of the students. If you're not a city person and prefer a small-town vibe with lots of opportunities for outdoor activities, Bangor is a great place to live”

“Being an international student here my experience has been phenomenal. University has become a home to me with an unbelievable amount of love and respect and uncountable beautiful memories. I have made lifelong friends here and it has been like a dream I am living. It has helped me grow into a much stronger, confident and positive person”

“I have been at this university for the past four years, and I will carry on with my postgraduate education here if the university will let me. I could not emphasise how much I have enjoyed being here and if I was at any other university I probably wouldn't have finished my undergraduate degree”

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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

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Source: HESA, 2019

8,435 Undergraduate
2,705 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2019


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