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Bangor University

Bangor University

Top reasons to study here

  • We pride ourselves on our teaching quality and have been ranked in the Top 5 in the UK for ‘Lecturers and Teaching Quality’ (WhatUni 2022).
  • Located in the city of Bangor, on the north Wales coast, between the mountains of Snowdonia and the sea.
  • We have been ranked a top 10 UK University for 'Student Support' (WhatUni 2022), and our International Student Support Office is here to help you get the best.


The University was founded as the University College of North Wales. It opened its doors on 18 October 1884 in an old coaching inn with 58 students and 10 members of staff. The students received degrees from the University of London until 1893 when the University of Wales, Bangor became one of the three original constituent colleges of the University of Wales .


Bangor University offers Bachelor, Masters, and PhD degree programs across more than 25 academic disciplines, including; Business Studies, Finance, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Law, Psychology, Healthcare, Ocean Science, Music, Arts, Education, Literature, Biology, Languages, Environment, Social Sciences, and many more.


Research is central to Bangor University; it is an integral part of our teaching and a passion of our academic staff. The 2021 Research Excellence Framework recognised that 85% of Bangor University's research is world-leading or internationally excellent.


The University's Skills and Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve your graduate ambitions. Developing your personal skills and enhancing your employability while at university is becoming increasingly important in today's job market.

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University Ranking

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Student services

Student Services, based in the Rathbone building on College Road, provides support to students on a range of matters concerned with life as a student. From managing your finances to finding a graduate job, our services are there to help you make the most of your time at university.

Housing services

We guarantee a room in our halls of residence to all new first-year international undergraduates who hold Bangor as their Firm Choice and apply before the given deadline. We also guarantee a room in our halls of residence to all postgraduates who start their course in September* and apply before the given deadline.

Our accommodation is self-catered and the majority of our halls are en-suite. All our halls are within walking distance of the main University buildings and city centre. Take a look at our campus map to see where our accommodation is located.

We currently have around 2,415 rooms available at two residential locations; Ffriddoedd Village and St Mary’s Village. Our booking system allows you choose the specific room and hall that you want to live in.

*not guaranteed for the January intake.

Library services

We have an extensive collection of books and journals and many of the journals are available online in full-text format.

We also have databases, DVDs and CDs; microform material; a manuscript collection, archives and special collections.

ICT services

To help you in your studies we provide a range of learning resources supported by experienced staff. IT Services provides Computing, AV and Printing/Binding facilities and services.

Campus life

Ffriddoedd Village is our largest accommodation village and is located in Upper Bangor. It's about 5 minutes’ walk from the train station and the Main University Building. The city centre is 10 minutes’ walk away.There are around 2,400 rooms, the majority offering en-suite accommodation.

The village has a shop, laundrettes and common rooms, Bar Uno café bar and Canolfan Brailsford sport centre. There is on-site security 24 hours a day and a team of mentors to help you.

Prices includes all bills (including Wi-Fi, heating, electricity and water), gym membership and Campus Life membership.

Sports facilities

If you are already interested in outdoor pursuits you will be spoilt for choice by the huge range of sports available on your doorstep. Snowdonia is the adventure capital of the UK with a high concentration of opportunities, from exceptional rock climbing to scrambling and hill walking to an abundance of water sports including, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, sailing and sea kayaking.

Student clubs

Joining in with clubs, societies and volunteering is a great way for you to try new things and meet new people. Our Students’ Union has around 150 different ones that you can join for free, so you can sign-up for as many as you like.During Welcome Week, you’ll be able to see what’s on offer at Serendipity Fair. All our clubs, societies and volunteering projects will be under one roof so you can stop by their stalls to grab information and sign-up for taster sessions.

The following 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: MBA Management. MBA Law and Management. MBA International Marketing.


Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom

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