Bangor University

About Bangor University

Bangor University is situated on the coast of North Wales, some 450 kilometers northwest of London.

With more than 10,000 students from more than 85 countries, it provides a diverse and friendly atmosphere.

The University is made up of three colleges that house 14 academic schools, as well as more than fifty independent research centers that offer courses covering the Arts, Humanities and Sciences.

The latest National Student Survey places Bangor University in the top 15 in the UK for student satisfaction and the highest in Wales. Bangor University is now one of the top 40 educational universities in the UK, following the findings of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, with more than half of Bangor's public schools ranking top 20 in the UK for quality education.

Graduate outcomes for Bangor University indicate that, six months after leaving university, 94 per cent of students are working or studying further.

Campus

The university main campus is in Bangor and also has part of its School of Healthcare Sciences in Wrexham.

Location Specialities

 Bangor is an attractive, student-centered city in northern Wales, set between the mountains and the sea. It has been described as the best university setting in the United Kingdom. In 2016, North Wales was named the 4th best place in the world to visit by the Lonely Planet travel guide due to its beautiful location and its brand new adventure sports facilities.

The famous island of Anglesey is easily accessible and the beaches are a hot spot for surfers. Bangor also has the longest high street in Wales, with a range of small businesses, boutiques and chain stores.

 Accommodation

Bangoor University offers first-year accommodation to students who choose Bangor as their Firm Preference and apply before the deadline.

Bangor University's accommodation was ranked the best in the UK at the Which Uni Student Choice Awards 2018. Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey also places Bangor University in the top 10 in the UK for accommodation in 2018.

Bangor University Facilities

Arts and Innovation Centre

The new Arts and Innovation Centre, Pontio, houses the Students’ Union as well as a cinema, theatre, lounges, cafes and food outlets. It also has great facilities for outdoor and indoor sports, including:

  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Archery
  • Fitness classes
  • Athletics
  • Track
  • Martial arts
  • Library and Archives Service
  • Accommodation
  • Gym

Ranking

  • 70th in the Times University Guide 2020
  • 78th in the Guardian University Guide 2020

Teaching Quality

Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Academic Divisions

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Business
  • Bangor Business School
  • School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences
  • School of Language, Literatures and Linguistics
  • School of Law
  • School of Music and Media
  • School of Welsh and Celtic Studies
  • Centre for Research on Bilingualism
  • College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
  • School of Natural Sciences
  • School of Ocean Sciences
  • The BioComposites Centre
  • College of Human Sciences
  • School of Education and Human Development
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Medical Sciences
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

Why BANGOR UNIVERSITY

  • This is one of the oldest training institutions in the United Kingdom, recognized by business professionals and students respectively.
  • Bangor University ranks among the top 40 in the UK for research under the 2014 Scientific Excellence Framework.
  • The city of Bangor is situated on the coast of North Wales and is easily accessible from any part of the UK – London.
  • Bangor 's location was described as 'the best university setting in the UK.'
  • Gold-rated teaching: Bangor University has received the Gold Award, the highest possible ranking, in the National Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
  • Bangor is also ranked 1st in the UK for its high-quality student accommodation.

How to Reach? Or Travel

  • Most of the university buildings are within walking distance of student housing and the city centre.
  • Bangor also has good road and ferry links.
  • Manchester and Liverpool International Airport are about two hours away by train.

Bangor University Scholarships/ Financial Aid

Bangor University offers various scholarships and awards for aiding the education of its deserving aspirants. The institute has over 3.4 Million GBP in scholarships and bursaries as awards for its aspirants. Some of the available studentships provided as financial support for international students looking to study in the UK are as mentioned below.

Scholarship Amount (in GBP) Eligibility Deadline
Vice-Chancellor Scholarships 50% of the Tuition Fee For Undergraduates: Grades equivalent of GCE A-level A grade students; for postgraduates: Equivalent of a UK 1st class Bachelor’s degree Submit scholarship application on or before 1 May 2020
Dean Scholarships 4,000 (undergraduate) and 5,000 for graduate students For Undergraduates: Grades equivalent of GCE A-level A grade students; For Postgraduates: Equivalent of a UK 1st class Bachelor’s degree Submit scholarship application on or before 1 May 2020
International Scholarships 3,000 These scholarships are awarded purely on University’s discretion based on course choice, academic performance, personal statement, etc. Admission applications are considered for the same.

Famous Aluminis

  • Oscar-award winning film director Danny Boyle, 
  • Actor Frances Barber, 
  • Nobel Prize winner Sir Robert Edwards 
  • Former Prime Minister of Mauritius. Paul Berenger

English language Requirements:

IELTS:

  • Undergraduate – 6.0, no modules less than 5.5
  • Postgraduate – 6.5, no modules less than 6.0
  • Post Graduate Research – 7.0, no modules less than 6.5

PTE:

  • Undergraduate – 56 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components.
  • Postgraduate – 62 overall and a minimum of 58 in all components.
  • Postgraduate Research – 67 overall and a minimum of 62 in all components.

The Requirements may Defer for some Programs.

For Course Specific Entry Requirements, Click HERE.


Bangor University Highlights

Type of University Public
Founded 1884
Rank Top 10 UK University for Student Satisfaction (2019)
Intake Season January and September
Number of Programs available 250 undergraduate and over 150 graduate
Academic Departments 14
Test Scores Accepted IELTS or equivalent
Graduate Employment Rate 93%
Financial Aid Available as Scholarships and Awards

Bangor University Cost of Attendance

Tuition Fee

Fee for the available programs varies for different courses as per their level and type. Tuition fee for some of the popular courses has been compiled as follows:

Undergraduate Courses

Name of Program Tuition Fee (September 2020, in GBP, per year)
Arts and Humanities 14,500
Business, Economics, Management & Marketing 14,800
Computer Science 16,300
Electronic Engineering 16,800
Nursing 18,000
Law 14,800

Graduate Courses (2020 intake)

Name of Program Taught-based programs fee (in GBP, per year) Research-based programs fee (in GBP, per year)
Arts and Humanities 15,000 14,500
MBA/ Business Studies 17,000 16,800
Computer Science 16,100 17,800
Electronic Engineering 16,800 17,800
Psychology 16,800 18,300
Law 15,500 15,000

Cost of living

International students are highly advised to have an idea of the expenses required to survive in a foreign land. While it is difficult to reveal an exact amount required, a rough estimated amount required for accommodation, travel and stay for aspirants looking to study in the UK is around 900 to 1100 GBP, per month for a single student living in Bangor. 

A detailed list of expenses would look something like as has been tabulated below:

Type of Expenditure Cost (in GBP, per month)
Meals 74
Transportation 80
Clothing 42
Personal Care 12
Phone and Internet 27

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

Undergraduate

£ 12,500

Postgraduate

£ 15,300

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 5,500

Campus accommodation

£ 4,500

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

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