Why Choose University?

Going to university is a life-changing experience

  • Study your favourite subject in depth

    At university you get a say in what you learn, you can choose from a range of modules on offer which means you choose your learning pathway.

    At Aberystwyth, with over 300 Undergraduate courses to choose from and a high level of flexibility, we allow you to adapt your learning to meet your individual needs. Here, you will be taught by academics who are passionate about their subjects and most of our teaching staff are actively engaged in research – ensuring that the knowledge brought in to your course is progressive and exciting. The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 analysis ranks Aberystwyth University top for teaching excellence in Wales and 10th for teaching excellence in the UK.

  • Improving your career prospects and increased earning potential

    A degree from Aberystwyth University will give you a head start in your career. Graduates are likely to progress much quicker in a chosen career path than a non-graduate. At Aberystwyth University, we will provide you with the perfect environment to gain a very broad range of experiences and skills that will be invaluable to you in your future career.

    We arrange work tasters, placements, presentations, workshops, on-campus opportunities, information resources, face-to-face meetings, volunteering options, employer–led events and so much more to prepare you for your future. 2017 figures, revealed that 95.4% of full-time first degree students were either in work or further study within 6 months after graduating. 74.3% of those students were in graduate-level jobs, a 6% increase on the previous year. You can read more about our continued commitment from campus to career here.

    A degree from Aberystwyth University will give you the edge when it comes to competing for jobs. On average, graduates earn £12,000 per year more than non-graduates.

    ‌Building up your work experience and developing the skills employers want are essential steps in the journey towards securing a graduate job. We understand fully your need to gain relevant work experience and we have developed our AberForward scheme - a learning and development opportunity for Aberystwyth University students and graduates.

    This is an exclusive programme, which combines full-time paid work within an Aberystwyth University academic or service department, professional development workshops and 1:1 support.

  • Gain independence

    Going to university is when you will gain independence and mature personally. University is not only about studying and gaining a degree, it is also about enjoying student life and developing self-confidence and independence.

    Aberystwyth not only offers a fantastic education but also an unbeaten quality of life, you will be able to joining clubs and societies (of which we have over 200) and be part of the Students’ Union; which all adds to the experience. You can read more about the fantastic student life on offer at Aberystwyth University.

  • Joining our community

    Meeting peers at lectures and seminars, living in halls of residence or shared housing is a first time experience for most students and many students establish friendships that will last a lifetime. At Aberystwyth you will be a part of a lively, vibrant university town which is filled with students from around the world creating a cosmopolitan multicultural community.

    The town which is affectionately referred to as Aber has a proud sense of community.  Everyone is made to feel welcome in this truly unique corner of the world. Very recently Aberystwyth was announced as one of the safest places to study in the UK and the safest in Wales by the Complete University Guide survey, 2016.

    The town’s sense of community also extends to the University; students and staff have a unique relationship and teaching staff very much pride themselves on their open door policy.

    Yes, Aber is set in a truly beautiful part of the world and yes it is amongst the safest places to study in the country, but what truly makes Aberystwyth University special is the students and community.