Established in 1872, Aberystwyth University has a global reputation for teaching excellence and ground-breaking research. The University offers a range of research and taught postgraduate programmes, with students from across the world choosing to study here.
Aberystwyth is a cosmopolitan market town nestled between the mountains and the sea. The University’s scenic location (part of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere) provides a beautiful place to explore and unwind in-between studying.
Aberystwyth has a welcoming and inclusive community with a vibrant social life and culture, which has earned it the reputation of being the ‘cultural capital of Wales’. Often considered a friendly and safe place to live, its many cafes, restaurants and independent shops make Aberystwyth a special and unique place.
The University campus itself is compact, friendly and has a thriving postgraduate community.
For international students, the International Accommodation Award means the cost of your university-managed housing is included in your tuition fees or at a discounted rate.
Libraries: There are two University libraries, with the main library open 24-hours a day during term-time. The National Library of Wales is also on our doorstep, one of only five copyright libraries in the UK.
Postgraduate Centre: This high-class facility offers quiet study spaces for postgraduates (both open plan and cubicles), computers, lockers, seminar room equipped with visual display facilities and a social lounge and kitchen.
Graduate School: Supports you to enhance your postgraduate and early careers experience through the provision of specialist research facilities, a career enhancement programme, teacher training programme, and the Researcher Development Programme.
AberInnovation: World-leading facilities and expertise within biotechnology, Agri-Tech, and the food and drink sectors. An ideal environment for industrial and academic collaboration to flourish.
Arts Centre: The award-winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is one of the UK's largest arts centres and is recognised as a 'national flagship for the arts'.
Sports Centre: State of the art equipment in five specialist areas: Fitness Centre, Cardio Theatre, Plate-Loaded Room, Strength & Conditioning Room, Personal Training & Functional area.
The Old College: A multi-million-pound redevelopment of this iconic building will transform it into a major centre for learning, heritage, culture, and enterprise.
The following research facilities and organisations are also located in Aberystwyth, providing excellent resources for our postgraduate students: The Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, the British Geological Survey, the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, the Books Council of Wales, and the Aberystwyth Science Park.
What Can I Study at Aberystwyth?
We offer a diverse range of taught and research-based courses, led by leading experts in their fields, in departments at the forefront of emerging research.