Rankings of Bangor University

Founded in 1884 in Bangor, Wales, Bangor University offers strong support when it comes to student research initiatives. Some examples include the Environment Centre, a dedicated Language facility, and Europe’s largest underground root laboratory in Treborth Botanic Gardens. Additionally, the campus is situated less than 15 minutes away from Garth Pier on-foot, one of the main places to visit in Bangor.

Latest ranking updates for Bangor University
  • June 2024: Publication of QS World University Rankings. Ranking position #474.
  • May 2024: CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject (Business & Management Studies) update. Bangor University achieves place 67.
  • May 2024: CUG The Complete University Guide update. Bangor University achieves place 68.
  • May 2024: CWUR Center for World University Rankings update. Bangor University achieves place 775.

University rankings

    • #4 
    • #44 
    The Times Good University Guide
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #54 
    The Guardian League Table
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #68 
    CUG The Complete University Guide
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #3 
    • #401 
    THE World University Rankings
    [Published 27 September, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #474 
    QS World University Rankings
    [Published 04 June, 2024]
    • #3 
    • #884 
    US News: Best Global Universities
    [Published 24 October, 2022]
    • #3 
    • #601 
    ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 15 August, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #1247 
    CWTS Leiden Ranking
    [Published 21 June, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #1051 
    Scimago Institutions Rankings
    [Published 06 March, 2024]
    • #3 
    • #775 
    CWUR Center for World University Rankings
    [Published 13 May, 2024]
    • #3 
    • #751 
    NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #928 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 19 December, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #565 
    RUR World University Rankings
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #468 
    RUR Reputation Ranking
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #429 
    RUR Academic Rankings
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #139 
    QS World University Rankings: Sustainability
    [Published 05 December, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #706 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 31 July, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #64 
    THE World University Impact Rankings - Overall
    [Published 01 June, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #766 
    THE China Subject Ratings Overall
    [Published 27 March, 2024]

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Subject rankings

Agriculture

    • #2 
    • #318 
    Agriculture
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #1 
    • #13 
    Creative Writing
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #23 
    Creative Writing
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #26 
    Creative Writing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #1 
    • #4 
    Music
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #10 
    Music
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #16 
    Music
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]

Computer Science

    • #4 
    • #53 
    Computer Science
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #62 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]

Education

    • #2 
    • #25 
    Education
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #4 
    • #38 
    Education
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #47 
    Education
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]

Engineering

    • #2 
    • #472 
    Environmental Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Languages & Literature

    • #4 
    • #48 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #4 
    • #63 
    English
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #79 
    English
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #23 
    Linguistics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #3 
    • #23 
    Linguistics
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]

Law

    • #1 
    • #12 
    Law
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #44 
    Law
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #4 
    • #59 
    Law
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]

Medicine & Health

    • #3 
    • #601 
    Medicine
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]

Natural Sciences

    • #4 
    • #50 
    Biology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #23 
    Geology
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #27 
    Geology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #2 
    • #49 
    Economics
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #44 
    Geography
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #46 
    History
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #4 
    • #61 
    History
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #66 
    History
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #17 
    Psychology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #32 
    Psychology
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #38 
    Psychology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #3 
    • #251 
    Psychology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #2 
    • #301 
    Psychology
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #301 
    Psychology
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #420 
    Psychology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #298 
    Social Sciences
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #401 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #50 
    Social Work
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #66 
    Social Work
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #43 
    Sociology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #3 
    • #66 
    Sociology
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]

Sports Science

    • #3 
    • #37 
    Sports Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 14 May, 2024]
    • #4 
    • #42 
    Sports Science
    The Times Good University Guide by Subject
    [Published 15 September, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #44 
    Sports Science
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Highest subject rankings for Bangor University

Music The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#4 
Arts Visual & Performing
Law The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#12 
Law
Psychology The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#17 
Social Studies & Humanities
Geology The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#23 
Natural Sciences
Linguistics The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#23 
Languages & Literature
Education CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#25 
Education
Sports Science CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#37 
Sports Science
Computer Science The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#53 
Computer Science
Agriculture URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
#318 
Agriculture
Environmental Engineering URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
#472 
Engineering

About Bangor University

PROS

  • Bangor University is a welcoming university that cares about the success of its students, with international students, in particular, expressing that they felt valued and looked -after.
  • Students generally agree that Bangor is an excellent city to live and study in, due to the opportunities for an outdoor lifestyle, including visiting scenic castles or the Menai Strait.
  • Lecturers give the support that learners need, with many citing the readily -available feedback sessions, as well as career advice in cases where the professor has worked in their sector.

CONS

  • Despite Bangor being a pleasant place to live, students point out that the campus is isolated from much of the city.
  • Some students complain about the courses’ subjects limitations, as there are not many courses to choose from.
  • Active students complain that there is not much of a nightlife scene.

Key facts

Foundation year:
1884
Telephone:
+44 1248 351151
Address:
College Road
LL57 2DG, Bangor
Wales
Website:
https://www.bangor.ac.uk/
Social:

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 4.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 5.5
    • Others Pre-masters English 5 month program
    • 5.0
    • Others Pre-masters English 6 month program
    • 4.5
    • Others Pre-masters English 9 month program
    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • (no subscore less than 5.5)
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • (no subscore less than 5.5)
  • Malaysian Psychology students at Bangor University
  • Favourite thing about Bangor University?
  • Student Profile: Maisie - Spanish with International Experience
  • The Bangor Student Experience

THE Student Experience Survey by Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education has surveyed 20251 undergraduate students in the UK about their study experience. 135 students of Bangor University participated in the survey.

Below you'll find the results for each of the survey questions for Bangor University in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall score: 80.1

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FAQ

Bangor University ranks #4 in Wales in our meta ranking of 112 university rankings. See rankings of all 18 universities in Wales.

Bangor University ranks #3 in Bangor in our meta ranking. See rankings of all 3 universities in Bangor.

Bangor University is listed in The Times Good University Guide, The Guardian League Table, CUG The Complete University Guide, THE World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, US News: Best Global Universities and more. See all 28 rankings of Bangor University.

Bangor University achieved #44 in . This is the university’s highest ranking in the 112 rankings tracked on our website. See all rankings for Bangor University.

Bangor University achieved the highest ranking for Agriculture. It is ranked #2 in (Agriculture and Forestry). See all subject rankings for Bangor University.

A large number of university rankings include surveys among academics on reputation. In our meta ranking of 112 university rankings Bangor University ranks #3 among universities in Bangor and #4 among universities in Wales. See all rankings of Bangor University.

In our meta ranking Bangor University ranks #4 among all universities in Wales and Cardiff University ranks #1. See all rankings of universities in Bangor. Apart from rankings you may also want to see the ratings from students who attended the universities.