Why study with us?

Why study at the School of Psychology?

  • Top 10 for students satisfaction (NSS 2018)
  • 9th (of 115)) for course satisfaction – Guardian Good University Guide 2020.
  • 93% of graduates in employment or further study (BSc Psychology, Unistats 2018).
  • 17th for Research Quality – Complete University Guide 2020.
  • British Psychological Society fully accredited degree programmes.
  • One of the largest and most cosmopolitan psychology departments in UK (HESA Stats).
  • 89% of research output either world leading or internationally excellent and 17th overall - REF 2014.
  • Top 200 Psychology departments in the world - QS World University Ranking.
  • 76% graduated with a 1st or 2:1 in 2019.
  • Bangor Psychology was established in 1963 making it amongst the oldest in the UK.
  • There are a large number of specialist research labs including a 3T MRI scanner, TMS Labs, ECG facilities and a Brain anatomy laboratory.
  • Careers prospects are improved by the focus on transferable skills that is contained throughout the degree.
  • Awarded Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework.
  • Excellent transport links mean Bangor is less than 90 minutes from Liverpool and Manchester by car with London accessible by train in about 3.5 hours.
  • Bangor is an affordable, safe, compact and friendly city on the beautiful North Wales coast next to the mountains of Snowdonia.
  • Studying at Bangor

    Rated Gold for teaching

    We have been awarded a Gold rating, the highest rating possible, for the standarad of our teaching in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment. The TEF assessment took into account teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. We were judged to deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students and our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK.

    A top 10 university

    The National Student Survey (NSS) results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities (excluding specialist institutions) for student satisfaction. This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

    Enjoy a university experience that’s amongst the best in the UK

    The guaranteed accommodation, student support, low cost of living and stunning location all contribute towards this.

    Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies, a new international experience programme and employability award scheme.

    Award-winning clubs and societies!

    Our clubs and societies have been named the best in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019.

    Unrivalled location

    Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea - has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

    Investment in facilities

    Benefit from continued investment in facilities and services – with Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Halls of Residence, and improved sports facilities amongst recent developments.

    Guaranteed accommodation in award-winning halls of residence

    We guarantee accommodation for first year students who apply within the deadline and hold Bangor as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation has been named the best in the UK at the 2018 WhatUni Student Choice Awards.