Why study with us?

  • 8th for Course Satisfaction – Guardian Good University Guide 2018
  • Top 15 for Graduate Prospects – Complete University Guide 2018
  • Top 15 for Research Quality – Complete University Guide 2018
  • 17th (of 114) in the National Student Survey 2017 for Student Satisfaction
  • British Psychological Society fully accredited degree programmes
  • Largest number of Psychology students in Wales and one of the largest and most cosmopolitan departments in UK (HESA Stats)
  • 89% of research output either world leading or internationally excellent and 17th overall - REF 2014
  • We were one of only two UK Psychology departments ranked top 20 for research in REF 2014 that are also ranked top 10 for student satisfaction in the same year
  • Top 200 Psychology departments in the world - QS World University Ranking 2017
  • 75% graduated with a 1st or 2:1 in 2017
  • Bangor Psychology is 50+ (born ‘63), putting 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 eg. PoPPs
  • Bangor University is the only university in Wales to be 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 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 (ranked in the top 20 in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017) 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 2017.

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 an exciting new Arts and Innovation Centre, new Halls of Residence, and improved sports facilities amongst recent developments.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first year students who apply within the deadline and hold Bangor as a firm choice. Our accommodation has been rated in the Top 5 in the UK at the 2017 WhatUni Student Choice Awards.