Bangor University Wales

Bangor University Wales (or more fondly known as Bangor Uni) was created in 1884 when it received its Royal charter. Bangor University was founded as the University College of North Wales in 1884. The College was funded by voluntary contributions made by local people from their weekly wages after a campaign to bring higher education to Wales.

In the 2008 research assessments Bangor was identified to have world-leading research in 19 subject areas. The university is particularly strong in accountancy and finance, sport science, Welsh and electronic engineering. The university also reports that it has been independently awarded an ‘excellent’ rating for 50% of its teaching assessments.

Bangor University Wales has recently invested in its Business Management Development Centre and Cancer Institute. In 2006, Bangor University with the Welsh assembly has invested in the Technium Cast centre of excellence. The purpose of this centre is to commercialise research from the university particularly in the area of computer visualisation.

Bangor University in Wales

Bangor is a small and friendly university with over 10,000 students (8,460 undergraduates and 2,055 postgraduates) and over 600 teaching staff.  This makes the university one of the largest employers in the city. The university attract a significant number (7.5%) of students from overseas. Bangor is proud of its reputation of scoring high in student satisfaction surveys in independent university rankings.

Bangor University’s ‘Main building’ (Top College) is a Grade 1 listed building. As you can see in the University Gallery  it is a lovely building that has beautiful surroundings making it one of the most picturesque places to study in the UK and it has a wonderful views over Bangor, the Menai Strait and also the mountains of Snowdonia.

Notable Fellows of Bangor University

Notable honorary fellows include Duffy, Sian Lloyd, Rhys Ifans, Iolo Williams, Catrin Finch, Mark Hughes, Aled Jones, Bryn Terfel, Carol Vorderman and Lord David Attenborough.

Rhodri Morgan, ex-First Minister of Wales has honorary degree from Bangor University for his contribution to politics.


UK students- Bangor University Wales will charge an annual fee of approximately £3,375 in 2011 to all full-time students registering on undergraduate courses. However, this fee will be deferred until after you have graduated.

EU students in 2011/2012 the fee is: £3,375 per annum

Note: In 2012/2013 it has been proposed that the fee for UK & EU students will be increased to £9000.

International students: £8,000-£9,900

Information was correct on 05-06-2012.  For more up to date information on Bangor University fees visit the official website:

Bangor University Contact Details

Address: Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, LL57 2DG.

Telephone: +44(0)1248351151

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