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Aberystwyth University

4.2 out of 5 (43 ratings / 34 reviews) Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
Choose Aberystwyth University and you’ll be studying in a location like no other. On the west coast of Wales between Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains, you’ll be part of a friendly, outward-looking community where the far horizon inspires ambition and aspiration. 

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)



The establishment of Aberystwyth University was the work of a small group of patriots, led by Hugh Owen, a London Welshman, who sought from the 1850s onwards to raise enough money by public and private subscription to establish a college of university status in Wales. In 1872, the University was opened in a half-finished hotel building on the sea front in Aberystwyth.


Aber provides a transformative education, and encourages students to become rounded individuals through making the most of their time with us. However, the Aber experience is much more than just studying. Together, our students and staff provide a real community in which students can savour the myriad of opportunities in sport and society.


Research is an integral part of Aberystwyth University's mission and work. It is supported by a Research Strategy, the purpose of which is to ensure that the University can continue to produce a significant volume of high quality work and respond to the rapidly changing environment in the UK in relation to research and its funding.


Choosing a career path is as simple as thinking about these things, learning a bit more about the range of options that are out there for you and then pulling all these elements together, without limiting yourself.

That’s where we come in as a Careers Service, we will help you to see what you enjoy, recognise the huge range of skills you have to offer, and show you how to find out more about the great range of choices that are out there for you.

 If you’ve already graduated then we offer you a lifelong service and you can continue to keep in touch with us at any time for more help and support.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Student services

We are a friendly, approachable team offering a range of skills and expertise. Working with you, we can achieve solutions for most of the challenges of student life.

Housing services

Our University residences offer you the sense of community that creates that perfect home away from home.

The positive experience that you will receive whilst living in our residences will stand you in good stead for the prosperous career that lies ahead of you, not to mention the friendships and memories that will remain with you for life.

Overseas fee-paying students, both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, are guaranteed a place in University owned or managed accommodation for the duration of their taught studies at Aberystwyth University.

Library services

Aberystwyth benefits from an excellent range of library facilities with three libraries, two on Penglais and one on Llanbadarn, and students and staff are also able to use the enormous research collections of the National Library of Wales.

Student Life

Campus life

Penglais and Llanbadarn campuses are conveniently located within a stone’s throw away from the town, and are geared towards making student life convenient. The Gogerddan Campus is the research home of the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences.

Sports facilities

With something for everyone, including a floodlit 3G pitch, swimming pool and saunarium, a gym and a free weights gym, spinning room, dance room, climbing wall, and over 50 acres of green playing fields and much more.

Student clubs

Led by students and supported by a team of staff, Aber Students’ Union works to ensure that Aber students have an epic student journey, are happy, healthy and empowered, with lasting friendships and promising futures.

Student Reviews

Come to Aberystwyth!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My university won the award for best teaching methods- and it shows. Great place to study and have yours university experience.

Great place to study!
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Love it here. Great programme, helpful lectures and staff, wonderful people

As a business administrator and an entrepreneur in the making I will to further into the entrepreneurial realm so as to make where ever I will find myself in the future,a better ecosystem for other startups
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My university is Estonian entrepreneurial University of applied science. I am studying master in international business administration. I experience so far has been so good and the courses we take is driving me toward the entrepreneurial career and business management. With alot of practicalities, I can attest that in the future I will be able to open and manage my own...

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