What’s it like to study a Masters in Bangor?
Bangor is a historic place that can trace its roots back to the 6th century, when a monastery was built on the site of what is now Bangor Cathedral.
Bangor makes for a perfect base from which to explore the stunning North Wales countryside: the rugged mountains, beaches and lakes of Snowdonia National Park are close by, while the imposing Mount Snowdon can be reached by adventurous postgraduates in less than hour by car. The town of Caernarfon is just down the coast from Bangor, with its UNESCO-listed medieval castle well worth a visit.
Situated just off the coast of Bangor, Anglesey – Wales’ largest island – is a popular tourist destination, blessed with pristine beaches and rolling green hills. It’s also home to Beaumaris Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back to the 13th century.
Bangor and the surrounding area is a bastion of the Welsh language and culture: 65% of the country population speak Welsh. If you want to brush up on your Cymraeg, Bangor University offers a range of Welsh courses that cater for all ability levels.
Bangor University offers a range of accommodation options for postgraduates, including halls of residence, townhouses and studios.
Universities in Bangor
Bangor University was originally established in 1884 as the University College of North Wales, eventually becoming a constituent college of the federal University of Wales at the end of the 19th century. Fast forward to 2007, and the newly-named Bangor University was given degree-granting powers of its own.
Careers in Bangor
Bangor has a small but vibrant economy. The town is famous for having the longest high street in Wales, along which you can find plenty of independent shops and national chains. The BBC also has a presence in Bangor, with TV and radio studios based there.