University profile

Bangor University

2021/22 edition

About Bangor University

ABangor University offers an experience unlike any other, based between the mountains and the sea in north Wales, let the stunning backdrop inspire you whilst the facilities impress you. A vibrant, convenient and student-centred place to study, the size and friendly nature of the University is why many students choose to study here.

As a University which provides strong support for research activities, there are several subject related specialist resources such as a research vessel, MRI Scanner, climatic chamber, Natural History Museum and Botanical Gardens. You too can be a part of impactful research at Bangor, the University is renowned for research into industries like accounting, electronic engineering, sports science and psychology. In fact, the last Research Excellence Framework (REF, 2014) recognised that three quarters of Bangor’s research as being either world leading or internationally excellent.

Student Life

Bangor’s size and friendly nature mean it’s easy to get to know people and students tend to settle-in easily.
Much of the social calendar focuses around the Student’s Union and with over 200 clubs and societies to choose from uthere is sure to be something to your taste. Students living in halls can join in with Campus Life events, designed to help you settle in and make friends from yoga to open mic nights there are a range of events taking place throughout the year

University Facilities

The University has an impressive range of learning resources and facilities, including an extensive collection of books and journals; over 1000 computers for student use, a number of 24-hour access PC rooms, social learning spaces, its own research vessel ‘Prince Madog’, state of the art science labs and an fMRI Scanner. You can visit the Bangor University Natural History Museum or the Treborth Botanic Gardens where some students also choose to volunteer.
Canolfan Brailsford, the University's sport and leisure centre is a hub for sports lovers, housing two main sports halls, three well-equipped gyms, a multi-route climbing wall and a range of impressive outdoor facilities.

Scholarships and Bursaries

As you would expect from a university that places great emphasis on student support, Bangor is keen to offer extra help to students. Bangor University offers over £3.4m in bursaries and scholarships to new and returning students. Scholarships, Studentships and Bursaries are funded by both the University and individual academic schools. The International Education Centre also supports international students through a range of awards. Visit the Bangor University website for further information and details on how to apply.

Student Support

A University that cares - from Welcome Week onwards, you'll be given as much help and support as possible with health and welfare matters as well as your academic work. Each student is given a Personal Tutor at Bangor, an academic member of staff who you can turn to throughout your time at University.


There are dedicated Halls of residence for Postgraduate students at Bangor where you’ll be placed with other Postgraduate students. You’ll have the choice of two residential villages situated either side of the main university buildings with room options including standard, en-suite, studios and townhouses.