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Bangor University is located on the north coast of Wales, between Snowdonia and the sea – a fantastic location for students interested in sport, particularly outdoor activities. Students studying at Bangor are part of a university that offers academic excellence and prides itself on providing a great overall student experience.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city

Rural
Rural

In or close to the countryside

Coastal
Coastal

On the coast, near the sea

UCAS Code: B06

League Table Scores

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    132
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.19 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    2.99 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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    0.63 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    68.7 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the university.

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    16.7
  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the university spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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    1,118
  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the university spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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    547
  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    69.3 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the university.

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    88.2 / 100.0

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population

Small
<5,000
Medium
5–10,000
Large
10–25,000
Largest
>25,000

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 76%
  • Postgraduate 24%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 85%
  • Part Time 15%

Where students come from

  • UK 79%
  • EU 4%
  • Other 17%

Student gender

  • Male 38%
  • Female 62%

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Student Services and Facilities

Library

  • Library, archives, computing, media and reprographics facilities and services are supported by experienced staff.

Student jobs

  • The university's Careers and Employability Service provides advice and guidance to help students find term-time employment, vacation work and graduate opportunities through Bangor Prospects.

Careers advice

  • The Careers and Employability Service provides individual guidance, workshops, employer talks and other services to identify part-time employment, voluntary experience, summer work, project-based placements and internships.
  • Several academic schools also have their own events to support student employability, for example the Law School runs an annual Law Fair showcasing the diverse job opportunities available to law graduates; and the School of Psychology hosts an employability day, demonstrating how the transferable skills gained during the course can be applied to a wide range of careers.
  • The B-Enterprising Programme provides budding entrepreneurs with business training and support, and students can become Peer Guides to gain skills valued by employers; take part in the Bangor Employability Award; or attend the free evening language classes available to all students.

Counselling services

  • The Student Counselling Service offers groups and workshops for students throughout the academic year, including 'iCan Building Resilience' workshops and Mindfulness taster sessions.
  • The service offers the opportunity to talk through personal and troubling issues in a safe, confidential environment with a professional, trained counsellor.

Disability support

  • Bangor’s pioneering Dyslexia Service is internationally known for its expertise, providing support for over 600 students a year.
  • Specialised computing facilities are available for the sole use of disabled students or those with additional needs.
  • Please refer to the university website for further information on disability services at Bangor University.

Other services and facilities

  • There are a number of social and learning spaces on site and computer facilities allow students to access the university’s network across the campus (some open 24 hours).
  • The Study Skills Centre provides help with the transition to university, offering ongoing support with academic progression.
  • Other learning resources include a £1.5m MRI scanner, a multimedia language centre, a natural history museum, a £3.5m ocean-going research ship and a replica courtroom for mock trials.

Students' Union

  • Bangor University has a Peer Guiding Scheme, where second and third year students mentor new students during their first few weeks at university to help them settle in.
  • Free membership of over 150 clubs and societies, ranging from medieval re-enactment to musical theatre; archery to wakeboarding.
  • The Student Volunteering Bangor (SVB) department promotes a close relationship between the university and the local community.

History

  • In October 1884 the University College of North Wales opened with 58 students and 12 members of academic staff.
  • The institution became known as the University of Wales, Bangor in 1997, and changed to Bangor University in 2007.
  • The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the following areas: Arts and Humanities; Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences; Natural Sciences; Health and Behavioural Sciences; Physical and Applied Sciences.

Fascinating Fact

  • Reminiscent of Harry Potter's Hogwarts, Bangor University's Grade I listed Neo-Gothic building has a special mark from its architect Henry Hare hidden on it.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Professor Robert Edwards FRS – Nobel Prize winner.
  • Danny Boyle – Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire Director.
  • R.S. Thomas – poet.

Address

Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG