Like what you see at Aberystwyth University?


Facts

  • Top university in England and Wales for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2019)
  • University of the Year for teaching quality in 2018 and 2019 (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide)
  • Welsh University of the Year 2020 (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide)

Founded in 1872, Aberystwyth University has a long tradition of excellence. It has 19 academic departments offering both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including the oldest International Politics department in the world.

The campus overlooks beautiful Cardigan Bay, and the Victorian seafront is among the most famous sights of West Wales. The town of Aberystwyth is a lively and inexpensive place to live, with plenty going on to keep students occupied outside their studies.

Teaching is research-led, and the University earned a Gold rating in the most recent Teaching Excellence Framework. Students are taught by staff who are at the forefront of their field, and able to share the latest ideas and discoveries in their subject area. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, 95% of the research submitted by Aberystwyth academics was rated as world-class.

Employability is key, with around 97% of graduates in work or further study six months after graduating.

  • Top university in England and Wales for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2019)
  • University of the year for teaching quality in 2018 and 2019 (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide)
  • Welsh University of the Year 2020 (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide)

 

Location

Location: Aberystwyth, Mid Wales

Number of students: 6,490

(Undergraduate: 5,725; postgraduate: 765; international: 1,260)*
* Figures from 2018/19



Contact: 01970 623111 / +44 1970 623111

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/

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Panoramic view of Aberystwyth in Cardigan bay
Infographic displaying the fact that a quarter of the country is National Park or a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Panoramic view of Aberystwyth in Cardigan bay from Consti Hill. 

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