University Guide

Bangor University

Bangor University was founded in 1884, after there was a demand for more higher education within Wales. It was a founding Institution within the University of Wales, and was later named University of Wales, Bangor. It was not until 2007 that Bangor gained its independence and became the Bangor University, as it is known today. Bangor University has over 12,000 students and is currently rated Gold by the Teaching Excellence Framework.

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The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Bangor University.

  • Rankings

    Bangor University currently ranks 45th out of 130 Universities in the UK according to the Times Higher Education 2024.

  • Employability

    Bangor University has an outstanding careers’ service, supporting both undergraduates and recent graduates into either employment or further education. Find out more here.

  • Fees

    For Undergraduate home and EU students the full time first degree fees will be £9,000. For international students, the fees begin at £17,000 and raise up to £20,000. For more detailed information click here.

  • Bursaries

    Bangor University offers a full range of bursaries and scholarships to support students, find out more here.


Those who have accepted Bangor University as their firm choice, will be guaranteed university accommodation as long as they apply before the deadline. All of the Bangor University Halls of residence are within walking distance of the campus, are self-catered and most of the accommodation is en-suite. Prospective students must apply to accommodation before 31st July in order to be guaranteed a room. Bangor has two accommodation Villages, St.Mary’s Village with around 600 rooms and Ffriddoedd Village with around 2,000 rooms.

Students' Union

Located at the Pontio centre, the Students’ Union is a central part of student life. Bangor SU hosts an array of societies, clubs and community projects, and welcomes all Bangor students to join. Bangor Students’ Union will support all students throughout their time at university, through both academic and personal challenges.

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Famous for

In 2014, the Research Excellence Framework commended over three quarters of Bangor’s Research to be either ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. The university is also one of the leading providers of training and education in the NSH in wales, and is a main partner with the North Wales Clinical School.


Bangor University has joined the Employ Autism Higher Education Network. This is a higher education employability programme, which helps support those students with autism, and ensures that they can reach their full potential. The programme also supports them into full time work after graduation.

AFS says

"Bangor is a lovely little city that caters almost purely for its students. The oldest city in Wales is nestled on a beautiful coast next to the Snowdonian mountain range, surrounded by stunning views".

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