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  • International Fees From

    £13,200 UG

  • World Ranking

    401-500th in Times HE
    501-600th in Shanghai

  • Students

    10,000 UG
    2,000 PG

  • International


  • Employability


  • Accommodation

    from £84.00 p/w

Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG, United Kingdom

Bangor is one smallest cities in the UK. It is situated on the North Wales coast and is very near the small island of Anglesey. The closest airport to Bangor is Liverpool, John Lennon Airport, but there are few intercontinental flights from Liverpool, so the next nearest large airport is Manchester which has many intercontinental routes and is about 90 miles away. The average temperature in December/January is about 5.5 degrees centrigrade and 14.5 degrees in July. Bangor is near 2 major cities in the UK-Liverpool and Manchester. Liverpool is 70 miles away and it is approximately 90 miles to Manchester.

  • History

    Bangor University has 23 academic schools grouped into 5 Colleges. The University was founded as the University College of North Wales. It opened its doors in 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.


    The university campus is centrally situated and all city amenities are very close by, as are the university halls of residence.


    Bangor university is ranked between 401-500th in the Times Higher Education World University rankings. Bangor is ranked between 501-600 by the Shanghai Jaio Tong University. Bangor is not a member of the Russell group of universities.
    Bangor university is ranked =12th in the National Student Survey Satisfaction rankings.


    Bangor actively recruits international students from over 140 countries and typically recruits 600-1,000 international students each academic year, representing approximately 6.5% of all students.


    Bangor has over 12,000 students. Approximately 10,000 are undergrads and 2,000 are postgrads.


    90.7% of Bangor graduates were in work or involved in further study – (source HESA). A breakdown of post-graduation employment by course, showing the split into professional/managerial positions, rather than general employment figures, is available from Unistats an independent source of university data. For more information, please visit the REF Information page.


    Maesglas is the University’s main sports centre and is situated next to the main campus. It provides sports and recreation facilities for both members of the University and is also open for use by the general public. Bangor’s new arts and innovation centre Pontio opened in 2014. It is home to a mid-scale theatre, a studio theatre, a cinema, design and innovation centre, Students’ Union, spacious lecture theatres, social learning spaces, bar, café.


    All Bangor’s university accommodation is self catering. The university offers 2,300 places in official university accommodation. The halls of residence are locally based and near the main university campus and all rooms are all en suite.

    The lowest price for a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities is £84.00 per week.
    There is no catered university accommodation.


    International students-
    International undergraduate tuition fees:
    Fees for full time undergraduate courses start at £13,200 for most Arts & Humanities subjects, rise to £14,500 for some Business related courses and up to £15,500 for Engineering courses.

    Subject Areas

    REF (Research Excellence Framework) was an independent government review conducted into the quality of research at UK universities and published in December 2014. This information highlights subjects of specialism within each university. We have listed all subject areas where at least 60% of the research conducted in these specific fields has been graded 3 or 4 stars. (4 stars being the highest ranking REF award). For more information, please visit the REF Information page.

    • Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science
    • Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy
    • Business and Management Studies
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials
    • English Language and Literature
    • History
    • Modern Languages and Linguistics
    • Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts
    • Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
    • Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism

    Online Courses

    Bangor does not currently offer any online undergraduate degree options, but does offer some masters programmes including MSc in Forestry.

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