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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 160th for International Outlook – Times Higher Education World Ranking 2020
  • Top 20 UK University for Teaching Quality – The Times and Sunday Times League Table 2019
  • Top 10 UK University for Student Satisfaction – National Student Survey 2019
  • Top 10 UK University for Course Satisfaction – Guardian University League Table 2020

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.

While studying here, I have set up my own small business which I found very easy to set up and run.

Irfan Sahibzada from Pakistan studied PhD Finance

Cost of Study

  • Ranked 1st in the UK for lowest cost of living for students -  Totally Money 2019
  • Scholarships worth over £1M are available for international students. Find out more
  • Top 20 in the UK for cheap shops and amenities – THE Student Survey 2018

I was grateful for the help I received from the international support office regarding visa and fee matters, and loved that it was free.

Anshuman Jyotiprokash from India studied MBA Law and Management

Student Support

  • Top 10 UK University for ‘Student support’ – WhatUni 2019
  • Free English language support for international students throughout the year, details here
  • 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 would say that we have the best accommodation available.

Dushyanth Srinivasa from India studied Law LLB
  • Ranked top 5 in the UK for student accommodation – WhatUni 2019
  • 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

The beauty of Bangor is so alluring that once you have visited Bangor, you may not feel like going back to your home town.

Hafsal Kizhakkedath Vadakke Purayil from India studied Business Administration MA

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 20 UK University for University Facilities – WhatUni 2019
  • £67m invested on campus redevelopment and a further £48m on a new Arts and Innovation Centre (Pontio).
  • 160+ buildings, 14 academic departments offering 250+ Undergraduate courses and 150+ Postgraduate courses in 40+ subject areas offered over January and September intakes.