Want something different? Well you have come to the right place. Bangor University is a historic University located between the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, the wonderful Irish Sea coastline, and the awe-inspiring Isle of Anglesey. What makes Bangor special is its location: a location set in stunning beauty where you can receive a world leading education.
We have over 300 courses from Undergraduate to Postgraduate levels. Our small size means you will get an education where you feel valued, all while getting the support that you not only need but deserve. It is this support that Bangor students love as it allows them to reach their real potential! But what else are we great at? 85% of Bangor University's research is world-leading or internationally excellent according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. Our Students love us too. The Complete University Guide 2022 results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 30 universities for student satisfaction.
We guarantee you a room in our award winning accommodation. In 2022, Bangor University's accommodation was ranked No.3 in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards. As an added bonus, we are the cheapest University town to live in, according to Totally Money in their 2019 rankings! And if that was not enough, we offer free membership of all clubs and societies too! So, a stunning location, world leading research, affordable living, and free clubs and societies: what’s not to love?
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Scholarships & funding
Bursaries and scholarships worth over £1M are available for new and returning students. Individual scholarships available valued at £10,000.
Why study at Bangor University
A Top 30 university
The Complete University Guide 2022 results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 30 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on the overall student experience.
Wide range of courses
We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 5 in the UK (WhatUni 2022).
World-class teaching & research
Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. 85% of Bangor University's research is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021).
Work experience and placements
We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which include supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.
We guarantee accommodation for first-year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated Top 3 in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022.
Free membership of all clubs and societies
Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.
Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.
Bangor University is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad
Awards & Accreditations
Top 30 UK University for Student Satisfaction
The Complete University Guide (2022)
Top 5 UK University for University of the Year
182nd in the World for International Outlook
Times Higher Education World Ranking (2022)
Top 10 UK University for Top 35
Guardian University League Table 2021
Top 20 UK University for Teaching Quality
The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide (2023)
Top 10 in the UK based on StudentCrowd Reviews
StudentCrowd Review 2021
Student services & facilities
- Pontio - Arts and Innovation Centre, includes a mid-scale theatre, cinema, students union, learning and teaching spaces, student lounges, cafes and food outlets.
- Ocean-going research ship
- Natural History Museum
- One of the most noteworthy archival and rare book collections held by a university in Wales
- Botanial gardens and a research farm and field centre
Bangor College China
Bangor College China (BCC), is a prestigious Joint School established by Bangor University (BU), in Wales, UK and the Central South University of Forestry and Technology (CSUFT), in Hunan Province, China.
Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) has a long-standing established partnership with Bangor University. BIBF offer H.E. Diplomas, which are quality assured and validated by Bangor University. The Bangor University graduate program at BIBF is one of the most successful undergraduate programs in Bahrain. A combination of the exceptional academic program and the unparalleled learning environment at BIBF have lent to the success of the degree. Graduates are also favoured by the local banking industry.
MDIS is a Bangor University franchise partner (since 2013) whom deliver Bangor University degree programs in Malaysia for undergraduate courses within the School of Business.
MDIS is a Bangor University franchise partner (since 2013) whom deliver Bangor University degree programs in Singapore for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the School of Business.
MDIS Tashkent is a Bangor University partner (since 2013) who deliver degree programs validated by Bangor University.
Clubs and Societies
Our Students' Union was ranked top 5 in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022!
What’s on offer?
The Students’ Union offers a wide range of student-run clubs and societies – there are around 150 to choose from!
We have two accommodation villages in Bangor and both within walking distance of the city centre and main university departments. St Mary's Village and Ffriddoedd Village offer a range of room types including standard rooms, en-suite, studio, townhouses, postgraduate, and rooms for students with additional needs.
- Individual single study bedrooms.
- Female only, alcohol-free and quiet accommodation available.
- Choice of en-suite private bathroom or shared bathrooms.
- Fully equipped self-catered facilities, allowing you to prepare your own meals.
- Option to purchase meals on-campus at a variety of cafes/restaurants.
- Senior Wardens on duty, plus, a team of friendly student 'Mentors' and 24/7 Security Staff (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
- All-inclusive rent includes internet, heating, electricity, water bills, all maintenance and contents insurance.
- Rent also includes gym membership and Campus Life events programme. Campus Life events include sports events, movie nights, BBQ's, cooking classes, quiz nights, exciting trips etc to help students get the most from their time in Halls.
Average rating 4.9Based on 41 reviews.
I'm graduated in agriculture major in forestry. I want further study in forestry. kindly guide me. Thank you.
This education is very good and hopefully it can help my future career.
The academic teaching quality at Bangor University is very high. Personally, I have studied in many different countries and it is obvious to see that the academic teaching at Bangor is definitely supportive and very useful. I really did learn a lot and I enjoyed studying here in Bangor University.