About Us

Distinguished history

Bangor University has a long and distinguished history of teaching philosophy and religion. The Department of Logic and Philosophy was established here in 1886, while religion (under various guises) has been taught since 1898.

Student care

The University prides itself on its student care and is firmly established in a number of independent surveys as among the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction and in the top 15 of UK universities (and the best in Wales) for teaching excellence.


The city itself is situated on the North Wales coast between the mountains of Snowdonia and the sea, making it one of the most attractive university cities in the UK. It boasts excellent transport links with the rest of the UK and has a reputation as a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, safe and friendly city, which hosts over 10,000 students from across the globe.

Distance Learning

The School offers Masters programmes by distance learning, in addition to MPhil and PhD research, which can also be taken long-distance in consultation with your supervisor. The distance learning programmes are particularly attractive for international students who wish to pursue research with us but wish to remain in their home countries, and for those home students who find regular travel to Bangor unfeasible.  These programmes make use of Bangor’s online facilities, and close contact with a personal supervisor throughout the duration of the programme (via e-mail, Skype, and/or telephone).

Our website

In these pages you will find detailed descriptions of the courses we have to offer, along with information about activities, past, present and forthcoming. Please feel free to contact the School if you require any further information.