Why Aberystwyth?

Learn and Live in an Exceptional Environment

At Aberystwyth, our students are nurtured by the ingenuity of our forward-thinking experts, delivering interesting degree programmes through cutting-edge research and teaching. Aberystwyth is the University of the Year for Teaching Quality (The Good University Guide 2018, The Times & Sunday Times). We believe in taking the classroom beyond the four walls to provide real-world opportunities and transform lives for the better.

As a student at Aberystwyth, you will be living in a vibrant, bilingual university town, between the rolling Cambrian Mountains and the stunning coastline of Cardigan Bay. You’ll be part of a campus university with its own sports centre and busy Arts Centre; and you’ll be next door to the National Library of Wales, one of only five copyright libraries in the UK.   

Here are just some of the other reasons why you may want to consider Aberystwyth:

  • 91% and Best in Wales for overall student satisfaction, NSS 2017*
  • Top 5 University of the Year WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2018
  • A top 40 UK University according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17
  • The safest place to study in Wales and amongst the 10 safest in the UK, the Complete University Guide 2016
  • 95% of graduates are in employment or further education 6 months after graduating, HESA 2017
  • 95% of the University’s research is of an internationally recognised standard, REF 2014

We strongly recommend that you book your place onto an Open Day, Applicant Visiting Day or even a Campus Tour so you can see the innovative, exciting learning in action and join us in becoming a forward thinker!

*Aberystwyth University’s rankings are compared against the HE institutions listed in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

*Our employability figures are taken from the Destination of Leavers in Higher Education 2015-16 survey published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) in June 2017.