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About the School

Long established

The School of Psychology at Bangor University was founded in 1963 and is one of the UK's leading Psychology departments.

We regularly rank among the top 10 departments in the National Student Survey for overall student satisfaction and with over 1,000 students we're also one of the largest departments in the UK.

Highly rated

Not only are we highly ranked for our teaching but we also have a global reputation for the quality of our research. In the 2014 Research Exercise Framework, we ranked in the top 20 in the UK with 89% of our research considered either 'Internationally Excellent' or 'World leading'.

This research feeds directly into our teaching ensuring a fresh, vibrant learning experience with academics who have an international reputation in their specialist area.

A global outlook

We have a cosmopolitan feel and attract staff and students from all over the world to work and study with us. We are amongst the main recruiters of overseas students to Psychology in the UK at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and our global standing is illustrated by the fact that we have been listed as one of the top 200 psychology departments in the world by the QS World University Ranking (2017).

Student experience

A key aspect of our success is our focus on both the academic and pastoral sides of the student experience and this effort is led by academics in the teaching team who provide high levels of support to our students. We also have an international student tutor who is the first port of call for our overseas students.