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    EStd 1884established year
    9277enrollment
    7.0/10

    Bangor University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Vaishnavi Agrawal

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    Founded in 1884, Bangor University is one of the oldest and most prestigious degree awarding institutions in the UK dedicated to academic excellence for more than 135 years. The institute is regarded as one of the best UK universities for international students and is commended for the way it manages academic quality by the Quality Assurance Agency’s Institutional Review. 

    The institute is made up of 3 Colleges housing 14 academic Schools, as well as over 50 specialist research centres where it offers more than 250 undergraduate and over 150 graduate courses for international students. Committed to its motto of “The Best Gift is Knowledge", Bangor University offers admission to its plethora of programs in 2 seasonal intakes of January and September.

    The quality of teaching, courses and lecturers at the organization are rated among the second best in the UK as per the WhatUni Student Choice Awards, 2018. Adding to it is the striking rate of employment of nearly 93%, with graduates finding jobs within 6 months of completing their degrees. Thus, making the institute one of the coveted choices for aspirants wanting to study in the UK.

    Bangor University Campus

    Why choose Bangor University?

    Rankings

    • Achieved the Gold Award, highest possible rating in the National Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
    • Honored at World ranking 160th for International Outlook- Times Higher Education World Ranking 2020
    • Top 15 UK University for Teaching Quality- The Times and Sunday Times League Table 2020.
    • Top 10 UK University for Student Satisfaction- National Student Survey 2019.
    • Top 10 UK University for Course Satisfaction- Guardian University League Table 2020.

    Key Features

    • Students who do not meet English language requirements can take up Pre-sessional English Programmes before taking the desired course.
    • The University has about 2,960 accommodation places available in Bangor.
    • Bangor is one of the most affordable places to study in the UK as per the Totally Money 2019 survey results.

    What do Students Say about the university?

    Students voted Bangor University’s accommodation to place in the top-5 in the UK in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019. University has been ranked among the top 100 for students’ satisfaction in the UK. Students also say that Bangor University is located at one of the best and stunning locations in the UK, having access to a beautiful natural environment with spectacular features such as mountains, lakes and rivers. Students are given help and support by the Student Services Centre regarding all the matters relating to students.

    Highlights

    Type of University Public
    Founded 1884
    Rank Top 10 UK University for Student Satisfaction (2019)
    Intake Season January and September
    Number of Programs available 250 undergraduate and over 150 graduate
    Academic Departments 14
    Test Scores Accepted IELTS or equivalent
    Graduate Employment Rate 93%
    Financial Aid Available as Scholarships and Awards
    Helpline international@bangor.ac.uk

    Programs at Bangor University

    The institute offers hundreds of courses across its 14 academic departments in more than 40 subject areas. The university comprises 3 academic colleges i.e., College of Arts, Humanities and Business; College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering: and College of Human Sciences, and some 50 specialist research centers, enabling the provision of courses spanning the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences.

    • The popular schools coming under its 3 colleges include Bangor Business School, School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, and School of Psychology, to name a few.
    • Some of the popular programs favorite with international aspirants are as follows:
      • Computer Science
      • MBA
      • Electrical Engineering
      • Psychology
    • Professional courses like Creative Writing, Film, Media and Journalism, Product Design, and Linguistics in undergraduate degrees are also offered at Bangor University. 
    • Part-time courses at the School of Education and Human Development as well as at the College of Human Sciences are the best distance and blended learning opportunities one can get at the Bangor University.

    Bangor University Campus

    The institute is situated between the Snowdonia mountains and the Menai Strait and it is relatively a small city and therefore easy to settle into. The location, the scenery, the surrounding area are amongst one the reasons why students prefer opting for the institute. 

    City-centre provides a wide range of supermarkets, food shops, high street chains, cafes, bars, and restaurants. Bangor is perfectly placed for sports enthusiasts. It has the Pontio center which is a social hub and home to the Students’ Union and includes a cinema, theatre, lecture theatres, exhibition spaces, etc. 

    North Wales in fact has been named the 4th best region in the world to visit by the travel guide Lonely Planet. Thus, making the university campus a sought-after choice.

    Housing Facilities at Bangor University

    Ranked Top 5 in the UK for student accommodation by a survey conducted by WhatUni, 2019, the organization offers residence options to its aspirants both on campus or nearby. All first-year international students are guaranteed a place in university accommodation. While most of the candidates are offered a place in its 2 student villages namely, Ffriddoedd and St Mary’s, the university, however also has a postgraduate hall located on College Road and called Neuadd Garth. The available housing facilities on the campus are en suite and come along with residence gym and Campus Life membership. 

    • Ffriddoedd Village-
      • This has around 2,000 rooms and is mostly en-suite.
      • It has one standard hall, Neuadd Reichel, comprising 120 rooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms.
      • It’s about a 10 minutes walk from the main university building.
      • This location has 9 en-suite residence halls with shared kitchens for 8 students and is relatively costlier than the other group of 5 en-suite residence halls with shared kitchens for 8 students. This village has shops, laundrettes, and common rooms, Bar Uno café bars, and Canolfan Brailsford sports center.
    • St Mary’s Village-
      • This has around 600 rooms, offering a range of accommodation including en-suite, budget rooms, 5 studio apartments, and townhouses.
      • This village has one standard hall called the Bryn Eithin, which has shared bathrooms and kitchens.
      • This village has around 300 en-suite bedrooms and 30 studios across 5 different residence halls known as Cemlyn, Cybi, Penmon, Ffordd Tudno En-suite Rooms and Studios, and St Mary’s Quad.
      • This village has a café, laundrette, common room, fitness centers, etc.

    Bangor University Application Process

    Bangor University Application Process

    The University has various country-specific and English language requirements for international aspirants which must be fulfilled before applying to the institute. Note that the following data is specific only for Indian residents.

    Pre-Requisites

    • Proof of higher secondary education i.e. Standard XII with an average 50% or any equivalent diploma
    • Proof of undergraduate degree or equivalent for admission to a postgraduate course
    • Proof of financial support
    • Work experience for business courses
    • Proof of English proficiency:
      • Minimum 70% score in ‘English’ subject at XII level
      • IELTS minimum band of 6 differs as per the applied course.
      • Students who do not meet English language requirements can take up Pre-sessional English Programmes before taking the desired course.

    How, When, and Where to Apply

    Application Portal: Aspiring candidates can apply for admission at Bangor University by filling the online application form or through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admission Service). 

    Deadline: University accepts admissions throughout the year but students are advised to apply by the end of June for September intake or the end of October for January intake.

    What after you get admission?

    After being considered for admission, students will receive Confirmation of Acceptance of Study (CAS) by paying a deposit of 2,000 GBP. Candidates will need CAS to make a visa application to be able to study in the UK.

    You will require the following documents to apply for a Tier 4 visa:

    • Passport
    • CAS letter from University
    • Proof of funds
    • Financial sponsor letter
    • Passport size photographs
    • Medical certificate
    • Proof of having paid the immigration health surcharge

    Attend a visa interview and wait for its processing and until you are accepted to receive a student visa and finally move to the UK.

    Bangor University Cost of Attendance

    Tuition Fee

    The fee for the available programs varies for different courses as per their level and type. The tuition fee for some of the popular courses has been compiled as follows:

    Undergraduate Courses

    Name of Program Tuition Fee (September 2020, in GBP, per year)
    Arts and Humanities 14,500
    Business, Economics, Management & Marketing 14,800
    Computer Science 16,300
    Electronic Engineering 16,800
    Nursing 18,000
    Law 14,800

    Graduate Courses (2020 intake)

    Name of Program Taught-based programs fee (in GBP, per year) Research-based programs fee (in GBP, per year)
    Arts and Humanities 15,000 14,500
    MBA/ Business Studies 17,000 16,800
    Computer Science 16,100 17,800
    Electronic Engineering 16,800 17,800
    Psychology 16,800 18,300
    Law 15,500 15,000

    Cost of living

    International students are highly advised to have an idea of the expenses required to survive in a foreign land. While it is difficult to reveal an exact amount required, a roughly estimated amount required for accommodation, travel, and stay for aspirants looking to study in the UK is around 900 to 1100 GBP, per month for a single student living in Bangor. 

    A detailed list of expenses would look something like as has been tabulated below:

    Type of Expenditure Cost (in GBP, per month)
    Meals 74
    Transportation 80
    Clothing 42
    Personal Care 12
    Phone and Internet 27

    Scholarships/ Financial Aid

    Bangor University offers various scholarships and awards for aiding the education of its deserving aspirants. The institute has over 3.4 Million GBP in scholarships and bursaries as awards for its aspirants. Some of the available studentships provided as financial support for international students looking to study in the UK are as mentioned below.

    Scholarship Amount (in GBP) Eligibility Deadline
    Vice-Chancellor Scholarships 50% of the Tuition Fee For Undergraduates: Grades equivalent of GCE A-level A grade students; for postgraduates: Equivalent of a UK 1st class Bachelor’s degree Submit scholarship application on or before 1 May 2020
    Dean Scholarships 4,000 (undergraduate) and 5,000 for graduate students For Undergraduates: Grades equivalent of GCE A-level A grade students; For Postgraduates: Equivalent of a UK 1st class Bachelor’s degree Submit scholarship application on or before 1 May 2020
    International Scholarships 3,000 These scholarships are awarded purely at University’s discretion based on course choice, academic performance, personal statement, etc. Admission applications are considered for the same.

    Work While you Study

    International students generally have restrictions on the number of hours they can work and the type of work they can perform based on the kind of visa you hold.

    Students holding a Tier 4 visa will be required to work for not more than 20 hours per week during term time.

    On-Campus

    International students can take help from Skills and Employability Service which offers advice and guidance on CVs and applications, interview techniques and also advertises various jobs and opportunities for work experience and to make part-time money.

    Off-Campus

    Not all students are allowed to work off-campus as per immigration laws and thus require special permission from authorities and then they can easily look for work opportunities outside the campus.

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    Bangor University Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Student Population
    9277
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $17,243 / Year

    Attendance Cost

    $17242.7

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    $17,243 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
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    College Rating

    Based on 6 Students Rating

    7.0 out of 10
    7.7/10Academic
    7.2/10Accommodation
    7.7/10Faculty
    8.2/10Infrastructure
    5.8/10Placement
    8.5/10Social Life

    Reviews

    RK
    5.5 /10

    Gold award in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework reflects the commitment to ensuring the students succeed. They were given the highest possible award due to the teaching quality and the students’ learning outcomes. My GPA was 8.1, and I was required to submit an online application and the application fee was around £20.

    Course Curriculum :

    Studying Politics at Bangor University pulls together teaching and research expertise on important issues surrounding the influence of power, governance, sovereignty, conflict, order, mediation, obligation, justice, accountability, legitimacy, security, and decision-making. Politics is the broad, universal, and essential study of how governments, policies, and internal relations work.

    6 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    RT
    5.5 /10

    The exciting and significant research carried out by the academic staff plays an important role in making Bangor University a world-leading research institution. After securing a GPA of 7, I had applied through an online application. I was keen to get admitted here as it was among the top universities. The application fee was £20.

    Course Curriculum :

    Economics is truly all around us, present in almost every aspect of the lives as money makes the world go round. It plays a vital role in politics, society, law, geography, and many other aspects of life. Studying Economics as a subject will give you an understanding of the world and its inner workings. As an Economics student, you will learn everything from what determines the price of goods and services to why the average standards of living vary so widely within and between countries.

    7 /10 academic/food
    5 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    PR
    8.8 /10

    I got to know about this university through my career counselor. She suggested to me this college on the basis of my choices and my previous academic reports. I virtually visited the university and applied to it online through the UCAS.

    Course Curriculum :

    This degree covers both the hardware and software engineering aspects of the discipline. During the course, we gained extensive practical experience and we provide good access to interactive computer services.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    OL
    7.3 /10

    To understand why and how I can help make a difference in changing the current situation for the best possible outcome for the Earth and humans. The location was good for the course that I'm currently taking.

    Course Curriculum :

    It's a good mix of the course curriculum. It has different aspects that look at how things were caused and how it's possible to fix it. The course curriculum is easy to understand, and very interesting.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    4 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    OL
    7.8 /10

    The location is good for the course that I am curious doing. The University has a little of everything that has my attention. It also appeared as a great international school and it also offers opportunities.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course curriculum is broad and has a lot of parts to it which is good because the course is looking for answers which needs to be answed. It also has interesting topics and the structure flows together.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
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    • Shopping Mall
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    • Pharmacy
    • Train Station
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    Restaurant

    The Management Centre0.11 km
    Pizza House0.34 km
    Mike's Bites0.37 km
    Subway0.37 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Menai Shopping Centre0.32 km
    Deiniol Shopping Centre0.40 km
    Market Square Shopping Centre4.50 km

    Pharmacy

    Boots0.41 km
    Morrisons Pharmacy0.43 km
    Rowlands Pharmacy0.57 km
    Tesco Pharmacy2.95 km
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    Airport

    Gwynned Hospital Helipad2.93 km

    Bus Station

    Bus Station (Stand B)0.18 km
    Penuel Church0.26 km
    Bus Station0.27 km
    Bus Station (Stand D)0.30 km
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    Book Store

    British Heart Foundation0.37 km
    WHSmith0.43 km
    W H Smith0.45 km
    Oxfam0.46 km
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    Train Station

    Bangor0.81 km
    llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch5.36 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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