About the University
Situated between Snowdon and the sea, Bangor is one of the most attractive study locations in the UK. Couple this with the chance to study a quality course at an established University and you can see why over 8,000 students from all over the world have chosen to study here.
Bangor University was established in 1884 as a direct result of a campaign in the late nineteenth century for better higher education provision in Wales. An important feature of the fundraising campaign to establish a college of university rank in Bangor was the voluntary contributions made by local quarrymen from their weekly wages over a period of years. It opened on 18 October 1884 in an old coaching inn
with 58 students and 10 members of staff. The students received
degrees from the University of London until 1893 when the University of Wales, Bangor became one of the three original constituent colleges of the University of Wales.
Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence that continues to this day. An external institutional review of the University was conducted in 2012, resulting in a judgement of 'confidence' in Bangor's academic quality and standards - the highest rating that can be achieved.
Established in 1884, Bangor has a long tradition of academic excellence that continues to this day. Over half of the departments assessed to date in the teaching quality assessments have achieved the top rating of 'excellent'.
We have notable specialisms including ocean science, psychology, environmental sciences, education, sports science and computer science, many of which have been recognised for excellence in research.