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Bangor University

Bangor University is based in the small city of Bangor, on the north Wales coast, between the mountains of Snowdonia and the sea.

With a dynamic research environment, small class sizes, and an emphasis on employability, Bangor University is a place where ambitious students excel. It is considered to be one of the most attractive study locations in the UK with easy access to London, Dublin, Liverpool, and Manchester, and it was voted ‘Best UK University setting’ by The Independent. It also received the highest award possible, the Gold award, for TEF (teaching excellence).

Highly rated...

Established in 1884, Bangor is ranked in the top 15 UK universities for student satisfaction and has been rated top in Wales for academic support National Student Satisfaction Survey 2016.

A location like no other...

The location, the scenery and the surrounding area add another dimension to student life. You can climb mountains in Snowdonia, surf on the beaches of Pen Llŷn and Anglesey, row the Menai Strait, or just take in the breath-taking views.

Friendly atmosphere with a lot going on...

Bangor has over 250 Clubs and Societies such as film, music and drama to sport clubs such as canoeing, football, horseback riding, and surfing… Plus there are volunteer, religious, and cultural societies, so there is bound to be something to your taste. Membership to any of our Students' Union's clubs and societies is FREE!

Student Support and financial assistance...

The low cost of living, student support and a stunning location all make Bangor a great place to live and study! You’re also able to work up to 20 hours on your student visa, which can help with costs and give you work experience.

Scholarships, Cost of Living, and Financial Aid…

We have merit-based scholarships for all students from £2,000 - £4,000 per year available.

Bangor University is also a FAFSA school, meaning you can use US Federal Loans to pay for your degree here. Bangor is also a GI Bill School, so you can also use Veteran's benefits to study with us as well, and Bangor also is approved by most Canadian loan providers. Bangor is also one of the lowest cost of living locations in the UK making it an accessible and affordable UK spot.

Bangor's student Accommodation has been voted No.1 in the UK, Courses and Lecturers have been voted second, and our Student Support voted 3rd in the UK.  (What Uni Student Choice Awards 2016). The university guarantees a place in halls of residence to all new first year undergraduates who make an application by the given deadline. All of the accommodation is within easy walking distance of the University. There are numerous halls to choose from to suit all budgets.

Number of students at the university: Approx. 11,000 (8,000 UG, 3,000 PG)

Number of international students: Approx. 1,300

Tuition fees: Starting at £12,500 per year (2018/19)

Accommodation cost: Starting at £85 per week

Location: North Wales, between the mountains and the sea ('Best UK University Setting' -The Times)

Number of inhabitants in city: 15,000

Closest Airport: Manchester Airport

Scholarships international students can apply for:

  • International Scholarships (automatic)
  • Fulbright
  • GI Bill/FAFSA eligible

Taught psychology students how to run a marathon

Bangor's School of Psychology has found a new way of teaching students the principles of positive psychology – by getting them to run a marathon.

Twenty two of Bangor's psychology undergraduate students signed up to Bangor University’s Born to Run: Achieve Your Goals module, which mixed lectures and workshops on topics such as motivation and resilience with training runs. To enrol, students had to be able to run 5km ‘reasonably comfortably’ and had to pledge to run three times a week - however, none of them had ever run a marathon before.

How ‘gamification’ is engaging students in learning

Imagine sitting in your University lecture, when one of your fellow students gets ‘dragged out’ of a lecture by masked militia-men because they have become ‘infected’, that was the scenario played out during a ‘gamified’ psychology module at Bangor University recently. Gamification’ is when non-game activities are designed to be like a game.

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