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Why Bangor?

Historic Institution with an International Reputation

Bangor University was founded in 1884, making it one of the oldest and most prestigious degree awarding institutions in the UK.   For more than 125 years students from all over the world have graduated from Bangor and as a result gone on to achieve great success in their chosen careers. Find out more

Academic Strength

Bangor University, ranked in the Top 300 of World Universities in the Times Higher Education Supplement enjoys a strong academic reputation. Ranked No 1 in the UK for Accounting, Banking and Finance research and No 2 for Electronic Engineering research is evidence of this expertise. Other specialist areas include the Environmental Sciences, Ocean Sciences, Psychology, Music and many other subjects. Future students should have confidence when choosing Bangor - the University has a strong reputation for both academic standards and student experience.

Developing your Career

The University partners with professional bodies to offer courses that help develop students' careers. Degrees are accredited by professional bodies such as the British Psychological Society, the ACCA and ICAEW accouting bodies, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, The Chartered Institute of Marketing and The Institute of Biomedical Sciences which are just some examples. During their studies students are provided varied options for work experience - either within the degree, through University internships or by volunteering. Some degrees are run in partnership with the professions such as Teacher Training, Nursing and Social Work.

Wide variety of study programmes

Bangor offers a wide range of both undergraduate courses and postgraduate study opportunities.

We have a vibrant research community, conducting internationally recognised research programmes which you could be part of. Find out more about our innovative research and teaching methods

Modern resources and facilities

The University has impressive modern facilities. An investment of £45 million will see the opening of a state of the Arts and Innovation centre in 2014 and the only recently brand new student residences were opened. Wi-fi is available across the University and learning resources and course specific resources are available online as you would expect from a high quality institution.Find out more.

English Language Courses and Support - Before and During your studies

Unlike most other UK universities, we offer English language support FREE OF CHARGE to students throughout your academic studies at Bangor. This includes:

  • Classes in English grammar, vocabulary, speaking and listening, business English, academic writing and grammar
  • Drop-in Sessions for immediate support
  • A writing advice service

Specialist courses are also available for students needing to improve their English skills before starting on an academic course - there is a charge for these courses and they can be between 1 month and 18 months in duration - depending on the student's English level.

Support for International Students

Before arriving in the UK, students do not realise how much support they might need. At Bangor, we have a team of staff to take care of students, helping them to arrange essential things such as registering with a doctor, registering with the police, renewing the UK student visa, opening a bank account etc. If students have problems with the course, their fees, the place where they live or any other matter the team is there to help.

The team also organises 'fun' and social events - trips to London, Manchester, Liverpool, York and events and competitions at Bangor.

View the full range of services.

Guaranteed Accommodation for new international students

New Bachelor and Masters students starting their courses in September are guaranteed a place to live in University accommodation (subject to conditions). Students arriving at other times of the year will also be able to apply for a room in our student accommodation. Rooms have free wi-fi and include a bed, desk, wardrobe, shelves and a private en-suite bathroom and are in appartments of 8 rooms with one large shared kitchen. All accommodation is in a convenient location between 10 and 20 minutes walk from the University lectures and also the city centre. We have single-sex corridors for men and women who prefer this arrangement.

A beautiful, clean and safe place to live

A bonus for students is that Bangor is in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. Local scenery is spectacular and the quality of life is high - an overall great study destination. Find out more

Affordable, high quality student experience

The city is safe, compact and offers great value for money with one of the lowest crime rates and cost of living of any university city. Everything in Bangor is within walking distance so students do not need to purchase a car or rely on public transport.  Everything in Bangor can be reached on foot, students do not need to purchase a car or rely on public transport.   

Meet our students - see what they have to say!

It's a great student experience at Bangor and you can find out what our students think about Bangor from our student ambassadors or by taking a look at our international student profiles.

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