Posted: Sun 1st Mar 2020

A quick guide to Bangor University

North Wales news and information

Every year, some 10,000 students head for Bangor University. Some are in their first year, while others are returning to make further progress in their studies. It is a popular and well-regarded university in North Wales, with a history stretching back to 1884.

Where is Bangor University?

The Bangor University complex is in the heart of Bangor itself. The address is Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG. You can phone the university on 01248 351151.

The campus looks out over the Menai Strait, with views over to Anglesey. To the east, it is not far from the start of the Gwydir Forest Park. As such, both coastal and mountain attractions are nearby.

Which topics does the university focus on?

Courses are provided on arts, humanities, and science topics. There are hundreds of courses to choose from, with undergraduate and postgraduate studies available.

Three schools in one university

Sounds confusing? With so many courses on offer, different students’ study at one of three colleges:

• The College of Human Sciences
• The College of Arts, Humanities, and Business
• The College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Each college is comprised of several schools and academic centres.

Studying at Bangor University

Thirty-nine separate topics are available for study at the university. These range from film studies to English literature and health and care sciences to psychology. You can search their website to find available courses, their duration, and the qualification you would leave with if you passed the course.

Each course also provides information on why you should consider Bangor University over any other for that qualification.

Can you visit the university?

The university does hold an Open Day several times a year. This gives potential students a chance to visit the campus, to meet staff, and to find out whether it feels right for them ahead of agreeing to study there.

The website also offers a virtual student experience, so you can learn plenty about the university even ahead of visiting.

How to get to Bangor University

If you are travelling from south Wales, the A487 comes up towards Bangor from the south. The A55 North Wales Expressway from Anglesey takes you across the Britannia Bridge, with a left turn taking you onto the A487 and towards Bangor.

The A55 also provides crucial transport links out to the east and across the Wales-England border. Chester, Northwich, Warrington, and Liverpool are among the locations that are not far out into England if you are travelling from there.



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