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 currently has a score of 96% for 'Student Satisfaction', making us No.1 in Wales and in the top 10 in the UK. It is also worth noting we are higher than the UK average in every single component of the NSS!
  • REF 2014 saw us ranked 17th (of 82) in the UK. More importantly we are one of only two UK Psychology departments ranked top 20 for research that are also ranked top 10 for student satisfaction in the 2014 NSS
  • In the 2015 Times Good University Guide we are one of only 3 depts. ranked in the top 10 for Research Quality and Student Satisfaction (we are also 1 of only 3 depts. to appear in the top 20 when Graduate Prospects is added to the mix)
  • Bangor’s Psychology Dept. is ranked 18th overall (out of 110) by the 2015 Times Good University Guide
  • Last year over 75% 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
  • British Psychological Society fully accredited degree programmes
  • One of the largest UK Schools of Psychology with over 1200 students 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

Discover why psychology is such an interesting subject

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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