Why study with us?

Bangor Business School...

  • We’re consistently ranked as one of the top 50 institutions in the world for research in the field of Banking (RePEc, as of January 2019).
  • We’re also ranked amongst the top 25% business schools in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014).
  • We are one of only 8 UK universities to hold Chartered Banker Institute ‘Centre of Excellence’ status.
  • In the latest National Student Survey (NSS 2017), we were ranked No. 1 in Wales for student satisfaction in the subject area of Finance.
  • Our top researchers teach on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Students are therefore taught by academic staff who are pushing back the frontiers of research and who will share in lectures their latest findings.
  • We enjoy an international reputation for research in Banking, Finance, Financial Economics and Econometrics.
  • Major text books and articles published in top academic journals have been written by our staff. See our individual staff pages for further details.
  • Our staff have conducted major project and consultancy work for a range of organisations, e.g. the World Bank, the European Commission, the UK Treasury.
  • We welcome a number of guest speakers throughout the academic year as part of our research seminar series. Organisations previously represented include London School of Economics, European Business School, Bank for International Settlements, Bundesbank, Durham University and ISTAT (the Italian National Institute for Statistics).
  • With support funding from the European Union, local government and the Welsh Assembly Government, we opened a world-class £14 million Management Centre, which delivers high quality management and professional training for North Wales and furtherafield.
  • Our alumni have held senior positions in public and private organisations worldwide, from Deutsche Bank to No. 10 Downing Street.
  • We were the first UK university to offer an MBA in Banking and Finance.

Bangor University...

  • Established in 1884, Bangor University is one of the oldest and most prestigious degree-awarding institutions in the UK.
  • Bangor University was awarded the Gold standard in the UK Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017) – the only university in Wales to achieve this standard.
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 77% of the research undertaken by Bangor University was rated in the top two tiers of research quality, ahead of the average for all UK universities.
  • Bangor University is ranked 12th in the UK – and top in Wales – for student experience in the 2017 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.
  • Bangor University is ranked amongst the UK’s top 10 non-specialist (i.e. ‘traditional’) universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2017).
  • Bangor University is ranked 1st in the UK for clubs and societies, 3rd for courses & lecturers and giving back, and top 5 for accommodation (What Uni Student Choice Awards 2017).
  • Bangor University has also been rated as the 3rd best university in the UK in a poll of student reviews (What Uni Student Choice Awards 2017).
  • Bangor University is ranked within the top 50 universities in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2018)
  • Bangor University is rated 118th in the world for international outlook (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2017).
  • Students from over 90 countries worldwide choose to study at Bangor every year.
  • During its 125th anniversary celebrations, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize joined Sir David Attenborough to receive Honorary Doctorates awarded by Bangor University at a special ceremony held at the University in June 2009.
  • All first year students are guaranteed a place in one of our Halls of Residence.

Bangor and the surrounding area...

  • Situated between Snowdonia National Park and the north Wales coast, Bangor is renowned for having one of the most beautiful settings of any university in the UK. With its beaches, lakes, mountains and ample countryside, it is a paradise for sporty students or anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
  • Bangor is consistently ranked as one of the most economical places in the UK to be a student.
  • Bangor is located just off the A55, providing fast and easy access to the UK motorway network. Manchester airport is within a one-and-a-half hour drive of Bangor. Bangor is also within a short train distance of Manchester, Liverpool and London, and ferry connections from nearby Holyhead to Ireland are fast and frequent.