School of Psychology, Bangor University

Undergraduate Psychology at Bangor

We hope that you will find these pages useful in deciding where you would like to study your undergraduate degree. There are many reasons why being a student here is a fantastic experience. Here are just a few of them:

  • In the National Student Survey Bangor Psychology has regularly ranked in the top 5 in the UK for student satisfaction and currently has a score of 96%, making us No.1 in Wales.
  • Bangor’s Psychology Dept. is ranked 16th overall in the 2014 Times Good University Guide and one of only 5 depts. ranked in the top 20 in the 3 key indicators of Research Quality, Students Satisfaction and Graduate Prospects
  • Last year over 70% of our students graduated with a 1st or 2:1
  • Ranked within the top 100 Psychology departments world wide by the 2013 QS World University Rankings
  • One of a select number of UK departments listed in the CHE European Excellence Ranking
  • RAE 2008 saw Bangor Psychology rated 7th (out of 76) for research power, which measures the combination of quantity & quality
  • British Psychological Society fully accredited degree programmes
  • One of the largest Schools of Psychology in the UK and one of the oldest having been established in 1963
  • Bangor is easily accessible with a 3 hour car journey taking you to Birmingham, Leeds or even Carlisle
  • Bangor is a friendly, safe city whose nightlife is dominated by the influx of over 11,000 students

This section will help you discover why psychology is such an interesting subject and give you all the information you need to decide whether you would like to apply to us. You can find out about our degrees, right down to individual module content, consider the advantages of studying psychology with us and see how we will support you when you are here. You should also ensure that you have a look at the School Videos, which provide an excellent insight into what Bangor Psychology has to offer. For a more unofficial look at Bangor through student eyes this page contains links to some of the videos that are posted on YouTube. Finally why not visit the Psychology Learning Experience webpages to get to know the people who will be teaching you!

Student Views

”Bangor’s great – The course is really good. and the people are even better! Coming here’s probably the best decision I’ve ever made” – First Year Student.

”I left applying very late and was very lucky to get one of the few places available in clearing. Now I have nearly finished I can’t believe that I was fortunate enough to get a last minute place in the best school of psychology in the country” – Third Year Student.

School of Psychology – 50th Anniversary


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