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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 work 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.

Students say:

“A fantastic university. A great place to live and learn. The administrative staff and central services are incredibly useful. I highly recommend the psychology department.”

“I do not have any regrets about attending the university. It's located in a calm place, which is good for academics. With everything you may need located at every corner”

“The best thing about studying at Bangor is perhaps how everything is geared towards giving the students the best experience possible. Personal tutors are assigned to each student for any problem that they may encounter, Course reps are available to coordinate between student & staff for enhancing student experience and there are more clubs & societies than one can even imagine.”

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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, 2016

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2016

This University

36% Part Time
64% Full Time

All universities (avg)

37% Part Time
63% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2016


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2016

8,065 Undergraduate
2,635 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2016


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