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Bangor University

United Kingdom
  • Ranked 304 The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • Ranked 301 The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015
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Student population Large
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About Bangor University

The Bangor University was established in 1884 and today it has over 10,000 students, 23 academic Schools grouped in to 6 Colleges and over 650 teaching staff. It is located in the city of Bangor in the north of Wales.

The University's academic schools are grouped into six colleges: Arts & Humanities, Business, Social Sciences and Law, Education and Lifelong Learning, Natural Sciences, Health and Behavioural Sciences and Physical and Applied Sciences. It offers many facilities including an ocean-going research ship, nanotechnology laboratories and an environment center. 

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, (Sept 2011). Bangor is consistently ranked as on of the most economical places to study in the UK in various cost-of-living surveys and, according to The Independent's A-Z of Universities and Higher Education Colleges, Bangor is "one of the cheapest places in Britain" to be a student.

Campus information

The university occupies a substantial proportion of the city and also has some departments in Wrexham. One of the university's key selling-points is its location between Snowdonia and the island of Anglesey. The campus has:

  • Over 1000 computers for student use
  • Nine computer rooms open 24 hours every day
  • Every bedroom in every hall has Internet access at speeds equivalent to local domestic broadband.
  • Wireless network areas in all libraries plus a variety of common and study areas in most teaching buildings so you can access the internet from your laptop
  • A wide range of specialist software which is available in all computer rooms, with the vast majority also available to use from your own computer anywhere you have an internet connection
  • A range of educational technology including the Blackboard on-line learning environment with course notes, discussion boards, announcement pages and much more
  • A helpdesk and advisory service to help you use IT – available by phone, in person, or by e-mail
  • Black and white laser printing from all computer rooms and colour printing available in a range of sizes from normal A4 to poster size A0
  • A printing and binding unit for volume printing and to bind your project/thesis
  • The very best for students with disabilities

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. Everything in Bangor can be reached on foot, students do not need to purchase a car or rely on public transport.


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Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 1 Business and Management 2 Creative Arts & Design 1 Education and Teaching 1 Health and Medicine 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 3 Law 1 MBA 1


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