Aberystwyth University was founded in 1872 and was the first university institution to be established in Wales.
Spread over three campuses, the Penglais University and the Llanbadarn University are located close to the main town. Its Gogerddan campus is home to the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, a world-class research and teaching center It has also recently opened a Mauritius branch campus offering degrees in accounting and finance, business, computer science and law.
Penglais University Campus was the first in Wales to win the Green Flag Award for the high quality of its environment.
In 2015, Aberystwyth was awarded the title of 'Greatest Town' by the Academy of Urbanism for its shops, restaurants, nightlife and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Aberystwyth has also been recognized by the leading newspaper as one of the top five safest places to study in the United Kingdom, with some of the lowest crime rates in the country.
97% of graduates are in employment or further education 6 months after graduation, according to HESA. (The Higher Education Statistics Agency 2018)
The University is spread over three campuses, Penglais, Llanbadarn and Gogerddan. The Penglais Campus is home to 12 of the 17 departments of the University, as well as most of the student residences. Penglais and Llanbadarn campuses are conveniently located within a stone's throw from the city, and the Gogerddan Campus is the research center of the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences.
Facilities in Campus
State of-the-art lecture rooms
Practical labs, Three libraries
cafes, restaurants and coffee shops.
floodlit 3G pitch,
50 acres of playing fields.
There’s also the award-winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre, featuring theatres and a cinema.
Aberystwyth is a lively seaside town with a close-knit community and lots of shops, cafes, pubs and clubs.
It's recognized as one of the safest places to be a student in Wales. (Complete University Guide, 2018) Students also have access to the National Library of Wales, which is one of only five copyright libraries in the United Kingdom.
The award-winning Aberystwyth Arts Center is located on the university campus and the National Library of Wales is 5 minutes away.
The cost of living in Aberystwyth is among the lowest in the United Kingdom.
All first year students are guaranteed university accommodation, while international students (not EU) are guaranteed university accommodation for the duration of their studies.
The University won the award for Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology at the 2013 Times Higher Education Awards.
45th in the Times University Guide 2020
54th in the Guardian University Guide 2020
484th in the QS World University Rankings 2020
Aberystwyth University ranks high on student satisfaction in the UK and has been ranked among the top five in the world in the recent International Student Barometer Survey.
Aberystwyth was awarded Gold in the Postgraduate category for the second consecutive year, and Silver in the University of the Year and International categories.
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Faculty of Business and Physical Sciences
Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences
Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
Physics & Astronomy
Mathematics & Statistics
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
History, Philosophy & Theology
Art, Performing Arts & Design
Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
Communication & Media Studies
Agriculture & Forestry
Business & Management
Accounting & Finance
Economics & Econometrics
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Why Aberystwyth University
Aberystwyth is the most popular research university ranked among the Top 4 UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction.
92% of graduates are in employment or further education six months after graduation.
How to Reach? Or Travel
The campus is a 10-minute walk from the city center and the bus station.
The railway station is located in the center of town, adjacent to the bus station and the taxi rank. There is also a regular train service from London Euston, which takes about five hours.
The nearest airports are Manchester and Birmingham, however Aberystwyth is easily reached by road.
English Language Requirements :
IELTS: Undergraduate – 6.0 or equivalent, with no modules less than 5.5
Science Courses – 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component
Computer Science BSc require 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each component
Arts and Social Science Courses – 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each component International Politics 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component
SMB 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component
Postgraduate – 6.5 or equivalent, with no modules less than 6.0
Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Management and Business (MSc and MBA) – 6.0 overall
Art, Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Computer Science (Research only), Education and LifelongLearning, Food and Water Security (MSc), Information Studies, Law and Criminology (Taught LLM courses), Management and Business (PhD and MPhil) – 6.5 overall.
Science Courses – 88 with minimum scores in components: Listening and Writing – 21, Reading – 22, Speaking -23
Arts and Social Science Courses – 88-89 with minimum scores in components: Listening and Writing – 21, Reading – 22, Speaking – 23
Science Courses – 55 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components.
Arts and Social Science Courses – 62 with minimum scores of 51 in each component
The Requirements may Defer for few Programs.
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Average Tuition Fee Per Year
Costs per year
Overall cost of living
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