Bangor University

United Kingdom

Why choose study in United Kingdom

Easy to research
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Studying in the UK will help you develop excellent language skills
The English language is of crucial importance in today’s global business arena. (Most UK universities offer language support to international students but institutions have their own criteria for the level of English that students need to master.) The cultural diversity of life in British higher education is unrivalled
From cosmopolitan cities like London, Cardiff, Belfast and Glasgow, to historic counties like Warwickshire and Yorkshire, the UK is a place of contrasts and culture, where ancient buildings sit alongside contemporary architecture.

Short undergraduate and postgraduate courses
Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK tend to be shorter than in other countries which can help to keep the cost of tuition fees and living expenses down. Most undergraduate courses take three years to complete, although in Scotland it would be typically four years and postgraduate courses can be from one year upwards.

Work flexibility
Typically, international students are allowed to work for up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time during holidays. If you are from an EU country, there will be even more flexibility. Full details about the conditions for working are on the UK Border Agency website and also on the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) website.

University Overview

Arts and Humanities

Bangor University offers a range of courses in the Arts and Humanities, delivering high quality courses and research opportunities at undergraduate and postgraduate level. With research-led teaching, courses are designed to provide the best possible academic training as well as preparing students for future employment. A focus on small class sizes and teaching quality ensures that the University consistently receives excellent scores for student experience.
Media and Music
It offers undergraduate and postgraduate study opportunities in the following subject areas:
Creative Studies, Media, New Media, Journalism, Film and Game design
Music (including Performance and Composition)
Postgraduate courses include International Media and Management (MSC), Filmmaking (MA), Music (MA or MMUS) and Music with education (MA).
Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Explore the world of languages, literatures and cultures with a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in:
French, Spanish, German, Italian & Chinese
English Literature and English Language
English Language for TEFL
History, Philosophy and Social Sciences
For those interested in studying the past, Bangor offers one of the best places in the UK to do so. North Wales has been named the 4th best region in the world by the travel guide Lonely Planet. Here, history is on the doorstep - with internationally important sites located nearby, including the UNESCO World Heritage sites, the medieval castles and towns of King Edward I. Fieldtrips take advantage of the local area for its history and archaeology courses.
The University also offers a choice of courses in Philosophy & Religions and Social Sciences.

Business & Law

Both Bangor Business School and Law School offers September and January intake for many of the postgraduate programmes.
Bangor Business School
Bangor Business School at Bangor University is a leading teaching and research focused business school offering a full range of disciplines. It has been described as The School that means Business i and as a Centre of Specialised Excellence i.
Consistently ranked as one of the top 25 institutions in the world for research in the field of Banking (RePEc)
Ranked amongst the top 25% business schools in the UK for research intensity (REF 2014).
One of only 4 UK universities to hold Chartered Banker Institute Centre of Excellence i status.
Some of the School is modules and programmes are accredited or recognised by relevant professional bodies, considered by the professional body to have real career value. 
Most of the degree programmes provide the opportunity to follow the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) specialist pathway and acquire the skills to complete the CFA Level 1 examination (for both September and January intake students).
The Management and Marketing programmes offered by Bangor Business School are dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which means that graduates will gain two qualifications - a Bangor University Masters degree, and a CMI Level 7 award.
Bangor Law School
The Law degrees offered by Bangor Law School have been carefully designed to evolve with the ever-changing legal landscape, and to equip students with the legal knowledge and skills demanded by an increasingly globalised industry. Students from several countries worldwide choose Bangor Law School for its teaching expertise and diverse, multi-cultural environment.
Bangor Law School is No.1 law school in Wales, according to the latest university league tables published by The Guardian University Guide for 2018. The School is small class sizes foster a lively learning environment and encourages students to engage fully with the teaching experience.
Mooting, the Innocence Project, and Street Law offer students an invaluable opportunity to apply their legal knowledge to practical situations and to further hone their analytical, communication, presentation and teamwork skills.

College of Health & Behavioural Sciences

The College of Health and Behavioural Sciences at Bangor offers highly rated courses in the fields of healthcare sciences, medical sciences, psychology, and sport, health and exercise sciences. Located in the beautiful, affordable, safe town of Bangor the University delivers a world-class learning experience for over 3000 students from across the globe and have lots of scholarship opportunities.
Healthcare Sciences
Undergraduate degrees include Health & Wellbeing & Health Studies & postgraduate courses include Public Health & Health Promotion.
1st for Radiography: The Times & Complete University Guides 2018
Top 10 for Nursing: Times & CUG Guides 2018
Top 3 for Health Research Outputs: REF 2014
100% Employment Rate: Unistats 2016
Excellent links with the local University Health Board
Learning based on modern clinical practice
School of Medical Sciences 
Undergraduate courses include Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences and postgraduate courses include Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics and Genomics and Precision Medicine.
Professional Accreditation by Institute of Biomedical Science
12th for Graduate Prospects: 2018 Complete University Guide
The focus for medically related education in North Wales
Excellent links with the local University Health Board & staff with staff a wide range of medical, surgical and clinical experience
Learning based on modern medical practice
BPS accredited undergraduate degrees and 200+ students on postgraduate degrees inc. Applied Behaviour Analysis, Clinical & Health Psychology & Consumer Psychology.
8th for Course Satisfaction: Guardian Good University Guide 2018
Top 15 for Graduate Prospects: Complete University Guide 2018
Top 15 for Research Quality: CUG 18
Unusual learning experiences including Human Brain practical and Gamified Zombie Apocalypse i Lectures and Born to Run i which brings behaviour change theory and practice together with students training to run a marathon!
89% of research output either world leading or internationally excellent: REF 2014
School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences 
Its undergraduate degrees include Sport Science & Sport & Exercise Psychology and postgraduate degrees include Applied Sport Science & Exercise Rehabilitation.
Top 15 for Sports Science: The Times Good University Guide 2018
7th for Research with 100% of research either world-leading or at an international level: REF 2014
Staff accredited by professional bodies
Top 20 for Graduate Prospects: Complete University Guide 2018


The University offers various facilities to its students including:
Arts and Innovation Centre
The University is new Arts and Innovation Centre, Pontio, houses the student is union as well as a cinema, theatre, student lounges, cafes and food outlets. It also has great facilities for outdoor and indoor sports, including:
Fitness classes
Martial arts
Library and Archives Service
Bangor University has an extensive collection of books and journals and many of the journals are available online in full-text format. It also has databases, DVDs and CDs; microform material; a manuscript collection, archives and special collections.
The University is three libraries - Main Arts, Deiniol and the Normal Site library provide attractive study environments, with flexible spaces to suit all learning and research needs. This includes collaborative work areas, social learning spaces, postgraduate study areas, meeting rooms, and silent study spaces.
Bangor University has been ranked in the top 5 UK University for student accommodation by Whatuni 2017. The University provides students the opportunity to live in halls, meet new people, make new friends easily and enjoy a sense of community. It also offers 3,000 rooms for the international students to choose from.
Students can explore other options including standard halls with shared bathrooms; en-suite rooms, studios and townhouses, where all accommodations are self-catered. There is security on-site 24/7 and support staff which includes Senior Wardens and a large team of Student Wardens.
Students living in the University is halls of residence receive free gym membership. Students living at any of the accommodation sites can use the facilities at Canolfan Brailsford, which is the University is sports centre, and those living in St Mary's Village also have access to the on-site fitness room.


Offering over 400 different degree programmes, Bangor University provides students with a unique learning experience. Based in North Wales, the city of Bangor is a stunning setting to study in, with beautiful beaches, surfing spots and the glorious Snowdonia National Park all within easy reach.
The University takes pride in its outstanding teaching standards and was given a Gold i rating in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework. It was the only institution in Wales to be given that rating, which puts it among the best in the UK for teaching quality. Bangor was given particular praise for its ability to engage with students and provide personalised support for them.
Over three quarters of the research undertaken at the University was ranked as either world leading or internationally significant, meaning that Bangor is among a select few elite universities that are found to offer excellence in both teaching and research in the UK.
Bangor is also in the top 10 universities in the UK for student satisfaction, and it has won the Whatuni Student Choice Award for Best Clubs and Societies twice in the last three years (2015 and 2017). The University offers every student the opportunity to stay in award-winning halls of residence in their first year at Bangor, as well as free membership to over 150 clubs and societies.
With a variety of different student support services on offer, including advice on money, counselling services and accommodation support, students will always have somewhere to go if they need help. There is even a Study Skills Centre which helps students with academic issues.
Bangor itself is well-known for having an impressively low cost of living, and the University holds over GBP1 million worth of funding to give out in scholarships.


Bangor University offers several scholarships for international students. Bursaries and scholarships worth over GBP 1 million are available for students. Also, all self-funding students will receive a scholarship between GBP 2,000 TO GBP 5,000 per year of study.
Bangor International Scholarships
All self-funding international applicants will receive a scholarship of £2,000 per year of study
All outstanding international applicants will automatically be considered for a scholarship of GBP 4,000 per year of study
Bangor Country Scholarships
(Only for applicants from these countries - Bangladesh, Cameroon, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan)
All self-funding international applicants will receive a scholarship of £3,000 per year of study
All outstanding international applicants will automatically be considered for a scholarship of GBP 4,000/year for Undergraduate Courses, and £5000 scholarship for Postgraduate Taught (Masters) Courses
Find out more about these scholarships…

What is new

Bangor University has been awarded the Gold standard in the UK Government is new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), which makes it the only University in Wales to achieve this standard.
The framework assesses universities across three main categories, namely, Teaching Quality, Learning Environment and Student Outcomes, and Learning Gain as a part of the UK government is plans for raising standards in higher education.
The TEF Panel judged that Bangor University delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. The University has been deemed to deliver education of the highest quality.
The review highlighted that students from all backgrounds achieve consistently outstanding outcomes, and that retention, progression to highly skilled employment or further study, and Welsh medium provision are above benchmark. The University also has consistently outstanding levels of student satisfaction with teaching, assessment and feedback, and academic support, notably exceeding the provider is benchmark.
Bangor University is Vice-Chancellor, Professor John G. Hughes said: Bangor has maintained a strong commitment to the delivery of high quality student experience for many decades. Not only do we link research and teaching, but we also provide personalised pastoral care, and provide variety and experimentation in our teaching and learning.  
Commenting on Bangor is success, UK Government minister and Aberconwy MP, Guto Bebb said, This award is well-deserved and sends a message to potential students across the world that Wales is a fantastic destination for higher education. It also demonstrates to employers and overseas businesses planning to invest in Wales that graduates from our universities are being trained to the highest standards.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 - Rank: 401


FEEL AT HOME INDEX - Rank: 0.88%

QS World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 441

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 301

Minimum IELTS Score

Post Graduate : 5.5

Undergraduate : 5.5

International Undergraduate Scholarship

Between £2,000 - £5,000 per year of study (total of between £6,000 - £15,000 for duration of study)

Candidates who are fully sponsored by a third party will not be entitled to this scholarship. It is not open to UK/EU applicants.

All international

All applicants will be automatically considered for this scholarship. No additional scholarship application needed.

Overall Review

Overall Experience : 4.5 / 5

Admission Process : 5 / 5

Scholarships : 5 / 5

Life Experience : 4 / 5

Job Prospects : 4 / 5