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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 118th for international outlook – Times Higher Education World Ranking, 2017
  • Top 15 UK University for Teaching Quality - The Times and Sunday Times League Table 2017
  • Top 15 UK University for 'student satisfaction' – National Student Survey, 2016
  • Top 5 UK university for academic experience – THE Student Survey 2017

Careers and Employability

  • Top 10 UK University for Job Prospects - WhatUni 2017
  • 93% of our graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduation – DLHE survey 2014/15
  • 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, RSC, BCS, BPS, IET, ICF, SRA, BSB, and NMC.

The great reputation the Business School at Bangor University has will definitely help me to get a job in the future.

Mutaz Mohamed from Sudan studied MBA Information Management

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 UK university for best value student accommodation - The Times and Sunday Times League Table 2017

The support services were of great help help to me when I first came to Bangor.

Qadir Abdalla from Iraq studied PhD Electronic Engineering

Student Support

  • Top 5 UK University for ‘Student support’ – WhatUni 2017
  • 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
  • Ranked 1st in the UK for ‘Clubs and Societies’ – WhatUni 2017

Accommodation

I lived in university accommodation and I absolutely loved every minute of it.

Jasdeep Mago from Mumbai, India studied MSc Foundation of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Top 5 UK University for student accommodation – WhatUni 2017
  • Top 12 in the UK for university accommodation – THE Student Survey 2017
  • Guaranteed accommodation for new international students
  • £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 the city of Bangor is very beautiful, it is surrounded by natural beauty including the mountains, scenery and the seaside.

Farzad Abdollahzadeh from Iran studied BSc Accounting and Finance

Location

  • Top 10 UK university for good security – THE Student Survey 2017
  • “Best UK University setting”The Independent
  • 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 15 UK University for sports facilities – THE Student Survey 2017
  • £67m invested on campus redevelopment and a further £48m on a new Arts and Innovation Centre (Pontio).
  • 160+ buildings, 23 academic departments offering 250+ Undergraduate courses and 200+ Postgraduate courses offered over January and September intakes.