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Why Bangor?

Why choose Bangor for your studies?

History

Founded in 1884, dedicated to academic excellence for more than 130 years, Bangor University is one of the oldest and most prestigious degree awarding institutions in the UK. Find out more

Rankings

  • Awarded Gold rating for Teaching Excellence – TEF 2017
  • World ranking 147th for International Outlook – Times Higher Education World Ranking 2019
  • Top 20 UK University for Teaching Quality – The Times and Sunday Times League Table 2019
  • Top 10 UK University for Student Satisfaction – The Complete University Guide 2019
  • Top 10 UK university for Academic Experience – THE Student Survey 2018

Careers and Employability

  • Top 10 UK University for Job Prospects - WhatUni 2019
  • 93% of our graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduation – DLHE survey 2016/17
  • Many courses help strengthen career prospects through;
    • Work placements: students are provided with a variety of options for work experience – either within the degree, through University internships or by volunteering.
    • Industry partnerships: Some degrees are run in partnership with the industry such as Teacher Training, Nursing and Social Work.
    • Professional accreditations: to help develop students’ careers, many of the degrees are accredited by professional bodies of global repute, such as IBMS, ACCA, CIMA, CIM, BCS, BPS, IET, ICF, SRA, and NMC.

I earned the Bangor Employability Award (BEA) whilst at university and this will help me convince my future employers that I am able and confident to work.

Solange Nko from Cameroon studied MSc Banking and Finance

Cost of Study

  • Scholarships worth over £1M are available for international students. Find out more
  • Among the most inexpensive places to live in the UK – The A-Z of Universities and Higher Education Colleges
  • Top 20 in the UK for cheap shops and amenities – THE Student Survey 2018

A range of free support services are available, for example, job hunting, careers advice, tenancy agreements, visas, and banking.

Solange Nko from Cameroon studied MSc Banking and Finance

Student Support

  • Top 10 UK University for ‘Student support’ – WhatUni 2019
  • Free English language support for international students throughout the year
  • Dedicated team to handle international student concerns ranging from visa, accommodation, health, money matters, and employment
  • Free of cost writing and skills workshops for students, for confidential writing, study skills, time management, and numeracy/statistics support
  • Ranked 1st in the UK for ‘Clubs and Societies’ – WhatUni 2019

Accommodation

I think the pricing of the accommodation is very reasonable as you get a good sized room inclusive of Wi-fi, heating, water, and security bills.

Osama Alabbasi from Bahrain studied BSc Banking and Finance
  • Ranked 3rd in the UK for student accommodation – WhatUni 2019
  • Top 10 in the UK for university accommodation – THE Student Experience Survey 2018
  • Guaranteed accommodation for new international students
  • Free Wi-fi, gym membership, and campus life activities access 
  • £35 million investment in student accommodation halls
  • Conveniently located within a 15 minute walk from the lecture halls and also the city centre
  • Student village comprising of sports facilities, laundry, café, bar, shops and 24 hour security
  • Variety of room options available; En-Suite, Studios, Townhouses, Standard, and Budget

I think Bangor is the best place in the UK that I have lived in so far.

Fadi Almaghrbi from Saudi Arabia studied MSc Electronic Engineering

Location

  • Coastal town situated near to the Snowdonia mountains.
  • Close to major cities like London (3.5 hrs), Manchester (1.5 hrs) and Liverpool (1.5 hrs)

Infrastructure

  • Top 10 UK University for extra-curricular activities/societies– THE Student Experience Survey 2018
  • £67m invested on campus redevelopment and a further £48m on a new Arts and Innovation Centre (Pontio).
  • 160+ buildings, 23 academic departments offering 200+ Undergraduate courses and 150+ Postgraduate courses offered over January and September intakes.