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Why Bangor?

Why choose Bangor for your studies?


Founded in 1884, dedicated to academic excellence for more than 135 years, Bangor University is one of the oldest and most prestigious degree awarding institutions in the UK. Find out more


  • Awarded Gold rating for Teaching Excellence – TEF 2017
  • World ranking 160th for International Outlook – Times Higher Education World Ranking 2020
  • Top 15 UK University for Teaching Quality – The Times and Sunday Times League Table 2020
  • Top 10 UK University for Student Satisfaction – National Student Survey 2019
  • Top 10 UK University for Teaching Satisfaction – Guardian University League Table 2020

Careers and Employability

  • Top 25 UK University for Job Prospects - WhatUni 2020
  • 93% of our graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduation – DLHE survey 2016/17
  • Many courses help strengthen career prospects through;
    • Work placements: students are provided with a variety of options for work experience – either within the degree, through University internships or by volunteering.
    • Industry partnerships: Some degrees are run in partnership with the industry such as Teacher Training, Nursing and Social Work.
    • Professional accreditations: to help develop students’ careers, many of the degrees are accredited by professional bodies of global repute, such as IBMS, ACCA, CIMA, CIM, BCS, BPS, IET, ICF, SRA, and NMC.

I got a part time job within two days of beginning to look.

Yasmin Bakshi from Canada studied LLB Law

Cost of Study

  • Ranked 1st in the UK for lowest cost of living for students -  Totally Money 2019
  • Scholarships worth over £1M are available for international students. Find out more

The International Office was more than helpful, answering any questions I had and spending hours on the phone helping me get ready to come to the UK for the first time. I never would have got everything together without their help. Thanks so much!

Kayla Jones from Asheville, North Carolina, United States studied BA Creative & Professional Writing

Student Support

  • Top 25 UK University for ‘Student support’ – WhatUni 2020
  • Free English language support for international students throughout the year, details here
  • Dedicated team to handle international student concerns ranging from visa, accommodation, health, money matters, and employment
  • Free of cost writing and skills workshops for students, for confidential writing, study skills, time management, and numeracy/statistics support
  • Ranked 2nd in the UK for ‘Clubs and Societies’ – WhatUni 2020


The cost of living is cheaper than many other big cities as well.

Thi Hong Ninh Bui from Vietnam studied Law LLM
  • Ranked top 15 in the UK for student accommodation – WhatUni 2020
  • Guaranteed accommodation for new international students
  • Free Wi-fi, gym membership, and campus life activities access 
  • £35 million investment in student accommodation halls
  • Conveniently located within a 15 minute walk from the lecture halls and also the city centre
  • Student village comprising of sports facilities, laundry, café, bar, shops and 24 hour security
  • Variety of room options available; En-Suite, Studios, Townhouses, Standard, and Budget

Bangor is a lovely peaceful city great for students who want to learn.

Nurul Binti Haji Ishak from Brunei studied MSc Accounting and Finance


  • Coastal town situated near to the Snowdonia mountains.
  • Close to major cities like London (3.5 hrs), Manchester (1.5 hrs) and Liverpool (1.5 hrs)


  • Top 40 UK University for University Facilities – WhatUni 2020
  • £67m invested on campus redevelopment and a further £48m on a new Arts and Innovation Centre (Pontio).
  • 160+ buildings, 14 academic departments offering 250+ Undergraduate courses and 150+ Postgraduate courses in 40+ subject areas offered over January and September intakes.