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Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Learn and live in an exceptional environment.

The Town and University
Established in 1872, Aberystwyth University was the first University Institution in Wales and has a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research.
Aberystwyth is a medium sized, scenic coastal town situated in one of the most beautiful and safest parts of the UK.  You’ll benefit from easy access to the seafront and beaches, rolling green mountains, a vibrant social and cultural life, and an excellent education.  The University campus is compact, friendly, and has a thriving cosmopolitan postgraduate community.  It is a bustling centre of activity with a range of sports, groups and societies, music, a thriving café culture and plenty of academic and research seminars going on.  We offer guaranteed accommodation, with many exclusive postgraduate residences. 
Aberystwyth is a special place to live and study.  Our students benefit from a diverse and international student population and there are plenty of opportunities for multi-disciplinary research and learning through the varied choice of programmes on offer.  Our degree programmes are internationally recognised and we have many international alliances offering opportunities for research, as well as student and staff exchanges.

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, 95% of the research activity submitted by Aberystwyth University was of an internationally recognised standard or higher, with world leading research (4*) identified in all 17 of the Units of Assessment submitted. 

Next door to the campus we are extremely fortunate to have the National Library of Wales, which is one of the five great copyright libraries in the UK, and an invaluable resource for our students.  The University’s reputation for its research is also greatly assisted by the location in the town of a number of other national research facilities and organisations including the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, the British Geological Survey, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, and the Aberystwyth Science Park.

What Can I Study at Aberystwyth?
We offer a well-balanced range of academic courses, and a myriad of individual research opportunities leading to the award of an MPhil, LLM, or PhD degree.  We also have an extensive selection of taught postgraduate programmes leading to Certificates, Diplomas and Masters qualifications.  We offer a number of courses via Distance Learning, as well as a range of PGCE courses.

Our Postgraduate Prospectus will give you an overview of the University, Research and Taught Postgraduate courses.

Graduate School
Our Graduate School will support all aspects of your time as a student at Aberystwyth University and enhance your experience as a postgraduate student.  It oversees and supports the further development of postgraduates (both research and taught) through the provision of specialist research facilities, a career enhancement programme, teacher training programme, and the Researcher Development Programme which is designed to develop in you a range of research, professional and transferable skills and competencies which will assist your research work and are sought after in the job market. 

Funding Your Studies
We have a range of funding options dependent upon your residential category and the type of course you choose to study.  There is provision for UK, EU and International applicants.

International Students
We welcome students from over all over the world and have Education Advisors in many countries who can provide you with information about our courses, tuition fees, accommodation, and life at Aber.  We can also assist you with your application and advise about applying for a visa and travelling to the UK.

Investment in our Facilities
We are in the process of investing over £100m in enhancing and extending our already excellent teaching and residential facilities – it’s an exciting time to be a student at Aberystwyth!

How Can I Apply?
We have developed an online application portal so that you can track your application at all stages. 

Get in Touch!
For more information, to gain an overview of postgraduate study at Aberystwyth, or to discuss the practical elements of applying to study with us, please get in touch:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Aberystwyth University
Cledwyn Building
Penglais Campus
SY23 3DD

Telephone: +44 (0) 1970 622270
Fax: +44 (0) 1970 622921


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