Bangor Student Guide – Where can I study?


Where can I study?

The arts building of Bangor University.

Bangor University is the only university in the city of Bangor and is home to over 16,000 students. The university was previously known as the University College of North Wales until 2007. The university offers chances to study a broad range of subjects and excels in areas including science, humanities, education and health. The university has a particularly strong reputation in psychology, accounting and finance, and sports science. Bangor University performs consistently from year to year and in 2012, was placed 78th in The Complete University Guide’s national league tables.

Bangor University went through a reshuffle in 2006 and the university is now organised into 6 colleges: College of Arts, Education and Humanities, College of Business, Social Sciences and Law, College of Lifelong Learning, College of Natural Sciences, College of Health and Behavioural Sciences, and the College of Physical and Applied Sciences. The six colleges are organised into smaller schools and research institutes.

Students at Bangor University benefit from an impressive library, archives and media and reprographics facilities. Other facilities at the university include a multi-media language centre, a natural history museum and a £3.5-million research ship. The university offers a variety of sports clubs and societies and encourages students to get involved. There are over 40 sports teams ranging from football to trampolining. The location of Bangor on the coast means there are opportunities to partake in a number of outdoor activities like rock climbing, canoeing and sailing.

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