Bangor University

Founded in 1884, Bangor University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the UK. The University – ranked in the top 40 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-13) is located in the beautiful North Wales and boasts “the best university setting in the UK”. (Independents’ A-Z of Universities and Higher Education Colleges) Continually investing in resources and facilities, the University plans to open an ambitious new £36 million Arts and Innovation Centre in 2013, which will be a world-class centre for innovation in science, technology and creative industries as well as a cultural beacon for Wales.

Main Campus:
Bangor

Locations:
Bangor, London Centre, North Wales

Student Population:
12,000


Faculties:
 5 academic colleges

Overview

Why Choose Bangor University?

Founded in 1884, Bangor University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the UK. The University – ranked in the top 40 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-13) is located in the beautiful North Wales and boasts “the best university setting in the UK”. (Independents’ A-Z of Universities and Higher Education Colleges)

Continually investing in resources and facilities, the University plans to open an ambitious new £36 million Arts and Innovation Centre in 2013, which will be a world-class centre for innovation in science, technology and creative industries as well as a cultural beacon for Wales.

 

Teaching Quality

Bangor University understands that in order for students to succeed in their studies, outstanding teaching and academic support from professors and lecturers is key.

  • Bangor has one of the largest peer guiding schemes of any UK University. Over 400 students are trained every year to become peer guides and provide advice and support to students in their first year.
  • Top in Wales (and 15th in the UK) for teaching excellence, (The Sunday Times University Guide 2011)
  • Ranked 14th in the UK, (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2011)

 

Research Quality

The latest UK Government’s Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) confirmed Bangor’s status as a research-led university with world-leading research identified in all subject areas. Areas of particular excellence include:

  • Accounting and Finance – Ranked No.1 in the UK
  • Electronic Engineering – Ranked No.2 in the UK
  • Sports Science – Ranked No.10 in the UK

The Professors responsible for the RAE results and research also teach on degree programmes, which means students have the opportunity to become a part of world-leading research

 

International

Bangor provides a welcoming and supportive learning environment for international students who wish to develop their full potential:

  • The international student community at Bangor is made up of students from 80 countries worldwide resulting in a vibrant and multi-cultural student community
  • There is a dedicated International Education Centre with all support departments in one building (Admissions, Student Support, English Language Centre, IELTS testing)
  • English language support is offered to students during their studies free of charge
  • The International Support Office provides help and guidance with visa renewals and other immigration matters
  • There is a range of international societies available such as Japanese, Afro-Caribbean, Indian, Korean, Kurdish, Chinese, Malaysian, and Vietnamese
  • Bangor is the 2nd ‘best value’ university city in the UK with a low living cost, but high quality of life
  • Smaller class sizes means that teaching staff can operate an ‘open-door’ policy

 

Student Satisfaction

Bangor University achieved top 20 positions in the National Student Survey in subject areas ranging from Psychology and Education to Sports Science, Chemistry and Nursing & Midwifery.

  • Bangor is rated top 12 in the UK for providing small-group tuition (Times Higher Education)
  • Ranked 14th in the UK – The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2011
  • A recent QAA institutional review resulted in the highest possible endorsement – a ‘confidence’ judgement in the University’s academic standards.
  • Bangor has one of the largest Peer Guiding schemes of any UK university providing a supportive atmosphere to students. There is always someone to turn to for advice and support whether it be helping to find your lecture room or where to go for a good night out
  • The Guardian University Guide commented: “Bangor is a small, friendly cathedral city set in a stunning location. The local community welcomes the annual influx of students and during term-time students dominate the social scene. The general consensus is that Bangor is a safe, clean and affordable place to live, and comes highly recommended.”

 

Employable Graduates

Students at Bangor enjoy high employability and careers advice before and after graduation:

  • The Careers and Employability service provides all students individual advice and access to job vacancies during and after study
  • Bangor has its own employability award where students can take part in a range of activities to enhance their employability
  • The University offers internships to students at university departments
  • Masters degrees offer industry-based dissertation projects
  • Many undergraduate programmes have the option of work placements / sandwich courses
  • Graduates are now working for a range of organisations worldwide e.g. Deutsche Bank, Ministries of Education, Health Services, Shell, Microsoft, Sky News
  • Many courses are accredited by leading industry bodies e.g. British Psychological Society, Institution of Engineering and Technology and some courses allow exemption to Professional Qualifications’ from Chartered Institutes e.g. CIM, ACCA, CIMA)

 

Variety of Courses

Bangor has 27 schools, organised into 5 colleges, offering a great choice of study programmes at various levels, which attract high calibre students from around the world.

  • There are five academic colleges: Arts & Humanities, Business, Social Sciences, Law & Education, Natural Sciences, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Physical & Applied Sciences
  • There is also a London Centre offering postgraduate course in banking and finance and a Singapore centre offering MA Education
  • Through the English Language Centre for Overseas Students (ELCOS) students can develop their English Languages skills through a number of courses including 1,2 and 3 month summer courses, pre-sessional courses, Cambridge courses and IELTS testing.
  • Over 250 undergraduate degrees, more than 150 courses at postgraduate levels and research in around 40 unique areas
  • Distance and blended learning courses available including the only qualification in the world which combines an MBA and Chartered Banker status and distance learning Masters degrees in Forestry

 

Location

Situated near to the spectacular mountains of Snowdonia and with the sea close by, Bangor is one of the most attractive study locations in the UK. The city is safe, compact and cost effective with one of the lowest crime rates and cost of living of any university city.

Just over 3 hours from London and 1.5 hours from Liverpool and Manchester Bangor is well connected and all major cities can be reached with ease.

Bangor is home to one of the oldest cathedrals in the UK, St. Deiniol’s, and is close to the Snowdonia National Park. The town also has a traditional Victorian pier which reaches into the Menai Straits, as well as two bridges linking to Anglesey (which is where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge live). Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales is only half an hour outside the city. Bangor’s large student population ensures that the community is lively and welcoming. As one of the most cost-effective places to study in the UK, students at Bangor mostly live within walking distance of the city centre and university facilities.

Only 90 minutes from Manchester International Airport and 3.5 hours from London by hourly direct train links, Bangor is both surrounded by unbeatable landscapes and well-connected to the rest of the UK and international travel. Nearby Liverpool and Manchester also provide the attractions of Premier League football matches, shopping and large entertainment venues.

Bangor also benefits from being a city free from industrialisation, making it clean and pollution-free, as well as one of the most cost-effective student cities in the UK.

Areas Of Study

Variety of Courses

Bangor has 27 schools, organised into 5 colleges, offering a great choice of study programmes at various levels, which attract high calibre students from around the world.

  • There are five academic colleges: Arts & Humanities, Business, Social Sciences, Law & Education, Natural Sciences, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Physical & Applied Sciences
  • There is also a London Centre offering postgraduate course in banking and finance and a Singapore centre offering MA Education
  • Through the English Language Centre for Overseas Students (ELCOS) students can develop their English Languages skills through a number of courses including 1,2 and 3 month summer courses, pre-sessional courses, Cambridge courses and IELTS testing.
  • Over 250 undergraduate degrees, more than 150 courses at postgraduate levels and research in around 40 unique areas
  • Distance and blended learning courses available including the only qualification in the world which combines an MBA and Chartered Banker status and distance learning Masters degrees in Forestry

 

Campus Facilities

Location

Situated near to the spectacular mountains of Snowdonia and with the sea close by, Bangor is one of the most attractive study locations in the UK. The city is safe, compact and cost effective with one of the lowest crime rates and cost of living of any university city.

Just over 3 hours from London and 1.5 hours from Liverpool and Manchester Bangor is well connected and all major cities can be reached with ease.

Bangor is home to one of the oldest cathedrals in the UK, St. Deiniol’s, and is close to the Snowdonia National Park. The town also has a traditional Victorian pier which reaches into the Menai Straits, as well as two bridges linking to Anglesey (which is where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge live). Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales is only half an hour outside the city. Bangor’s large student population ensures that the community is lively and welcoming. As one of the most cost-effective places to study in the UK, students at Bangor mostly live within walking distance of the city centre and university facilities.

Only 90 minutes from Manchester International Airport and 3.5 hours from London by hourly direct train links, Bangor is both surrounded by unbeatable landscapes and well-connected to the rest of the UK and international travel. Nearby Liverpool and Manchester also provide the attractions of Premier League football matches, shopping and large entertainment venues.

Bangor also benefits from being a city free from industrialisation, making it clean and pollution-free, as well as one of the most cost-effective student cities in the UK.

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