School of Psychology                                                                                           Bangor University


Bangor is the largest top rated department in UK Psychology and one of the top 5 largest overall. We are able to provide your pupils with a unique combination of factors that will ensure that they achieve their full potential in a department that combines excellence with accessibility. The following factors are a few of our key attributes that are directly relevant to your pupils:

  • Ranked in the top 5 for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for the last 2 years, we are 1 of of only 5 departments ranked in the top 10 for both research performance and student satisfaction.
  • An ‘Excellent’ Teaching Quality Rating
  • Regularly rated amongst the best University’s for student support
  • Over 70% of students graduate with a 1st or 2:1
  • Ranked 7th in UK for ‘Research Power’ based on the 2008 RAE
  • Psychology gives students an excellent mix of key skills and access to a varied range of professions, flexibility which is very valuable in today’s economic climate
  • A compact friendly city dominated by 8000 students and in a stunning location.
  • Easy to reach: 20 minutes from the Holyhead ferry terminal, about 90 minutes from Liverpool & Manchester and around 3 hours on the train from London.
  • Ranked joint 3rd overall for student satisfaction, we are 1 of of only 5 departments ranked in the top 10 for both research performance and student satisfaction.

The School operates an admissions policy that reflects our principles of excellence and accessibility, and ensures that a first-class degree is within reach of a wide range of candidates. Our normal offers are in the range of 340-280 points. We do not accept General Studies or Key Skills and we strongly prefer applicants to have at least 1 relevant science A level. It is expected that this will change to a requirement for 2013 entry onwards. According to an external examiners report “The School of Psychology at Bangor is producing some of the best quality psychology graduates in the UK”. Other recent reports include comments such as "Students clearly benefit from working in a department with a strong research base" and "I have been very impressed by the imaginative use of assessments that are employed in this programme."

Undergraduate Courses:
BA / BSc Psychology
BSc Psychology with Clinical & Health
BSc Psychology with Neuropsychology
BSc Psychology with Child & Language Development

Dr. Tracey Lloyd is the department's Schools Liaison Officer and is currently developing a portfolio of outbound and inbound activities revolving around the A Level Psychology Syllabus. Tracey is currently developing a website, some teaching resources and presentations about careers in psychology to deliver to sixth forms. Tracey may also be able to offer a “Learning to Learn” session which is aimed at helping pupils improve their academic performance. Tracey would be keen to hear from schools and colleges who would like more contact with Bangor Psychology and would welcome any suggestions for outreach materials and activities that could be developed in the future. If you would like to contact her she can be reached on 01248 382944 or by email at

Bangor UniversityThe city of Bangor is situated on the north Wales coast between the mountains of Snowdonia and the sea, making it one of the most attractive university cities in the UK. Bangor has a reputation as a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, safe and friendly city, which hosts over 9,000 students drawn from across the globe.

If you or your students would like copies of the psychology undergraduate flyer, or if you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01248 382629, email or visit the website at We look forward to hearing from you.


Yours faithfully,

Richard Wigzell
Director of Student Recruitment, Marketing & Admissions
Bangor School of Psychology

Bangor University, Brigantia Building, Penrallt Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2AS