• Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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    338
  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

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

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    4.23 / 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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    66.1 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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    16.2
  • 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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    1,107
  • 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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    509
  • 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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    66.7 / 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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    85.4 / 100.0

2017 Open Days

  • Saturday 24 June 2017
  • Saturday 8 July 2017
  • Sunday 15 October 2017
  • Saturday 28 October 2017
  • Saturday 11 November 2017

Located on the coast in north Wales, between Snowdonia and the sea – well situated for students interested in sport, particularly outdoor activities. Bangor offers a unique university experience; students choosing to study at Bangor will be part of a university that offers both academic excellence and one of the best overall student experiences in the UK.

Entry Requirements

  • Each application is considered on its merit, assessing the student's potential to succeed on and benefit from a course.
  • Typical UCAS points range 104–144.
  • For a degree course, the points total should include at least 2 GCE A level or equivalent Level 3 qualifications (e.g. BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others).
  • The university welcomes applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements).
  • Please refer to the university website for more specific entry requirements, along with the admission policy and the university's statement on UK qualification reform.

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.

Teaching Methods

  • Students will attend lectures and tutorials, and carry out private study.
  • Some courses will include laboratory sessions, field work and project work. 
  • Assessment methods vary and may include continual assessment, coursework, written examinations, oral presentations.
  • Please refer to the university website for individual course descriptions.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Flexible course structures combine compulsory and optional modules.
  • Many programmes have common first year programmes, then provide flexibility over the final choice of route.
  • Courses suitable for both full-time and part-time students are offered, including distance learning options in some subjects.
  • Bangor offers a scheme called the International Experience Programme where students study for one extra year during their degree, choosing from a wide variety of destinations. This is recognised on their final degree title, which includes the words 'with International Experience'.

Student Services and Facilities

  • Library, archives, computing, media and reprographics facilities and services are supported by experienced staff.
  • A number of computer rooms/areas allow students to access the university’s network across the campus. Computer rooms have long opening hours, with some open 24 hours. Wireless access and power recharge points are available.
  • Social and learning spaces on site include the new arts and innovation centre, Pontio. Facilities include smartboards, fixed computing equipment, Wi-Fi access and mobile LCD screens for collaborative learning activities.
  • The Study Skills Centre provides help with the transition to university, offering ongoing support with academic progression. This includes help with academic writing, reading and exam skills, mathematics and statistics, team-work, presentation skills, and project planning.
  • 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.

Disability Services

  • 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.

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. The Peer Guiding Scheme and the personal tutor system mean there is always another student or an academic member of staff students can turn to.
  • Around 170 clubs and societies, ranging from medieval re-enactment to musical theatre; archery to wakeboarding.
  • Free membership of Student Union clubs and societies mean that all students can take advantage of the extra-curricular opportunities offered.
  • The Student Volunteering Bangor (SVB) department promotes a close relationship between the university and the local community.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • 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 Guidance

  • 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.

Student Mix

Student population

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

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 78%
  • Postgraduate 22%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 85%
  • Part Time 15%

Where students come from

  • UK 79%
  • EU 4%
  • Other 17%

Student gender

  • Male 44%
  • Female 56%

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 is currently organised into 22 academic schools grouped into five colleges: Arts and Humanities; Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences; Natural Sciences; Health and Behavioural Sciences; Physical and Applied Sciences.

Notable Alumni

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

Further Details

Address Bangor University
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 2DG
UCAS Code B06