Bangor University was established in 1884 as the University College of North Wales. It opened its doors 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 has over 10,000 students, 23 academic schools grouped in to 6 colleges and over 650 teaching staff.
Bangor is rated top in Wales and is in the top 15 of UK universities for teaching excellence according to the Sunday Times University Guide 2012. Bangor University is committed in providing teaching of the highest quality, conducting research of the highest quality, taking good care of its students and playing a full role in the wider community of Wales.
Why Choose Bangor University?
- Bangor University is a historic institution with an international reputation.
- Bangor offers a wide range of both undergraduate courses and postgraduate study opportunities.
- 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 University has an impressive range of world class facilities.
- The city is safe, compact and cost effective with one of the lowest crime rates and cost of living of any university city.
Facilities at Bangor University -
- IT and Computing Services
- Catering Services
- Health and Safety Services
- Students’ Union
- Sports Centre
Colleges/schools at Bangor University -
- School of Creative Studies and Media
- School of English Literature
- School of History, Welsh History and Archaeology
- School of Lifelong Learning
- School of Linguistics and English Language
- School of Modern Languages and Cultures
- School of Music
- School of Philosophy and Religion
- School of Welsh
- Centre for Research on Bilingualism
College of Business, Law, Education and Social Sciences
- Bangor Business School
- School of Education
- School of Law
- School of Social Sciences
- Confucius Institute
College of Natural Sciences
- School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
- School of Biological Sciences
- School of Ocean Sciences
- The BioComposites Centre
College of Health and Behavioural Sciences
- School of Healthcare Sciences
- School of Medical Sciences
- School of Psychology
- School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences
College of Physical and Applied Sciences
- School of Chemistry
- School of Electronic Engineering
- School of Computer Science
Scholarships at Bangor University -
Bangor University also provides Bursaries and Scholarships to offer extra help for new and returning students. The bursaries offered include Bangor bursaries of up to £1,000 a year for those from lower income families and £1,000 for students from care. Bursaries will only be available to full-time, undergraduate students who are paying the full fee of £9,000, and registered and in attendance 14 days prior to the particular bursary payment date.