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Aberystwyth University

3.9 out of 5 (42 ratings / 38 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

Humanities (84)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (82)
Social Sciences (82)
Business & Management (45)
Arts, Design & Architecture (39)
Computer Science & IT (35)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)



Located in the heart of Mid-Wales coast, Aberystwyth University is located in an idyllic seaside town often referred to as the cultural capital of Wales.


Our award-winning teaching is informed by our cutting-edge research that feeds directly into our courses, helping you to uncover new skills and solve real-world problems.


Aberystwyth University carries out research across all disciplines. This selection of short case studies reflects just some of the pioneering work being carried out here - from climate change and the Sun's corona to crop breeding, performance and minority language policy. 


Alongside the modules you study for your degree, you’ll also be offered opportunities to help you prepare for life after graduation. Our Careers service provides a programme of workshops and training sessions to help you develop the skills you will need for your future. Many of our courses give you the chance to expand your horizons by spending part of your degree course studying abroad or you could choose a course that offers a year out in industry.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
901 -100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Housing services

At Aberystwyth, we're proud of the vibrant community that our students experience within our residences. We offer a variety of styles and locations to find the space that works for you, with the majority of our residences being only a short walk away from campus. Moving to University is a big chapter to embrace and this is why we want to make the transition an easy one for you.

Student Life

Campus life

Located only a short stroll downhill to Aberystwyth town, the Penglais Campus is the University’s main teaching campus. The campus has many hidden treasures which include nature trails, wildlife and a wide range of plantation. Discover more below.

Sports facilities

We offer a vast range of sports facilities on campus with a focus of ensuing every student and member of staff has the opportunity to get involved, regardless of ability or interest. Whether you want to try something new or are dedicated to your chosen activities, our Penglais Campus offers facilities that range from a swimming pool and gym to a floodlit 3G pitch, squash courts and even a Nordic saunarium.

Student clubs

We have over 100 sports clubs & social societies offering something for everyone. If you can’t find a club or society that interests you then we can help you set up your own!

Student Reviews

Great experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was positively surprised by the kindness of the staff and other students. The way our knowledge is checked works completely different than in Poland, every module has only few assignments at the end of semester rather than small tests every week. Much knowledge is obtained by extra reading needed to write an essay . Practical skills are greatly developed in for example...

A good place to study
Provided by ESN rated 4 out of 5 stars

Aberystwyth University has brilliant teachers that are enthusiatic and caring. Also the surrounding nature is great to take a break in and has been been used incorporated within some modules.

Aberystwyth: just not really right for me.
Provided by ESN rated 2 out of 5 stars

The university itself is an admirable institution; the town is beautiful, situated—as it is—right by the coast in one of the least accessible parts of the UK, all the staff are very helpful and I'm sure it is a great place to study for most people. It isn't however an institution well known for its modern language department and for me this is slightly lacking. The...

Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom

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