Awards and Rankings

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Aberystwyth University is committed to providing an excellent academic and student experience.

This is reflected in the range of awards and accolades awarded to the University.

Awards and Rankings

    • Welsh University of the Year (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
    • Top in Wales and 2nd in the UK for Student Experience (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
    • Top in Wales and 3rd in the UK for Teaching Quality (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
    • Top 5 Cheapest Cities in the UK for Student Accommodation (Student Crowd 2024)
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    • Top in Wales for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2023)
    • Top 5 in the UK for Academic Support (National Student Survey 2023; Based on the universities featured in The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)
    • Top 10 (6th) in the UK for Student Voice (National Student Survey 2023; Based on the universities featured in The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)
    • Top in Wales and 2nd in the UK for Student Experience
      (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times)
    • Top in Wales and 3rd in the UK for Teaching Quality
      (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times)
    • Top 5 in the UK for Organisation and Management (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times)
    • Top in the UK for Lecturers and Teaching Quality
      (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2023)
    • Top in the UK for Student Life
      (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2023)
    • Top 3 for University of the Year
      (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2023)
    • Top 5 for Facilities
      (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2023)
    • Top 5 for Halls and Student Accommodation
      (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2023)
    • 92% of graduates in work or further study 15 months after graduating (Aberystwyth University Graduate Outcomes Survey, June 2023, HESA)
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    • Top in England and Wales for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022; Based on the universities featured in The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022)
    • Gold Award for Halls and Student Accommodation
      (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2022)
    • Top 10 University for Student Life 
      (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2022) 
    • Top 10 University for Lectures and Teaching Quality
      (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2022) 
    • A top 40 University in the UK
      (Good University Guide 2022, The Times and Sunday Times) 
    • Top 10 Cheapest Student City
      (Student Crowd 2022 League Table) 
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    • Best University in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience
      (Good University Guide 2021, The Times and Sunday Times) 
    • 98% of research at Aberystwyth University is of an internationally recognised standard or higher (REF 2021)
    • 75% of Aberystwyth University research is world-leading with 4* or internationally excellent with 3* (REF 2021)
    • Best University in Wales and top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction for the 6th year running
      (National Student Survey 2021) 
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    • Welsh University of the Year
      (Good University Guide 2020, The Times and Sunday Times) 
    • Best University in Wales, 90% overall student satisfaction, and of all the universities featured in The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, is one of the top 5 universities in the UK for overall student satisfaction
      (National Student Satisfaction Survey [NSS] 2020)
    • Gold Award for Postgraduate 
      (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2020)
    • Gold Award for International 
      (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2020)
    • Second place University of the Year 
      (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2020)
    • 2nd in the UK for Student Satisfaction
      (The Complete University Guide 2020)
    • 2nd in the UK for satisfaction with Teaching
      (The Complete University Guide 2020)
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    • University of the Year for Teaching Quality
      (Good University Guide, The Times and Sunday Times 2018 and 2019)
    • Gold Award for Postgraduate 
      (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2019)
    • Second place for International 
      (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2019)
    • Second place University of the Year 
      (WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2019)
    • Top 10 University of the Year
    • Awarded Gold for Teaching Quality in the Teaching Excellence Framework
      (Teaching, Excellence Framework [TEF] 2018)

 

Subject Rankings

Accounting and Finance

  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Accounting and Finance (The Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Accounting and Finance (The Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for satisfaction with Teaching for the subject of Accounting & Finance (Guardian University League Table 2024)
  • Top 4 in the UK for Student to Staff Ratio for the subject of Accounting and Finance (Guardian University League Table 2023)
  • 100% overall student satisfaction for our N400 Accounting and Finance course (National Student Satisfaction Survey 2022) 

Agriculture and Animal Sciences

  • Top 3 in the UK for the subject of Agriculture (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Agriculture (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • 2nd in the UK for Student Satisfaction for the subject of Agriculture & Forestry (The Complete University Guide 2024)
  • Top 10 overall in the UK for Agriculture & Forestry (The Complete University Guide 2024)
  • Top 5 in the UK for satisfaction with Teaching for the subject of Animal Science & Agriculture (Guardian University League Table 2024)
  • Top in the UK overall for Animal Science & Agriculture (The Guardian University League Table 2023)
  • 2nd in the UK for Agriculture (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times) 
  • 2nd in the UK for Teaching Quality in Agriculture (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times) 
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality in Animal Science (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Course Satisfaction and Satisfaction with Feedback in Earth and Marine Science (The Guardian University League Table 2023)
  • Top in the UK for Satisfaction with Assessment and Feedback for the subject of Zoology (The Guardian University League Table 2023)
  • Top in the UK overall for Animal Science & Agriculture (The Guardian University League Table 2023)
  • Top 10 in the UK for overall student satisfaction for the subject of Agriculture (National Student Survey 2022)
  • Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction for the subject of Animal Science (National Student Survey 2022)
  • Top 3 in the UK for the subject of Agriculture (Good University Guide, The Times and Sunday Times 2022)
  • Top 5 overall in the UK for the subject of Agriculture & Forestry (The Guardian League Table 2022)
  • Top 5 for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Agriculture (Good University Guide 2022, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Animal Science (Good University Guide 2022, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Animal Science (Good University Guide 2022, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 3 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Agriculture (National Student Survey 2021)
  • 4th Overall in the UK for the subject of Agriculture (Good University Guide 2021, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Agriculture (Good University Guide 2021, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • 3rd in the UK for Research rating for the subject of Agriculture (Good University Guide 2021, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • 3rd overall in the UK for the subject of Animal Science (Good University Guide 2021, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Animal Science (Good University Guide 2021, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • 3rd in the UK for Research rating for the subject of Animal Science (Good University Guide 2021, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • 3rd in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Agriculture (National Student Survey 2021)
  • Top 5 in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Animal Science (National Student Survey 2021)

Art

  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Art & Design (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for satisfaction with teaching for the subject of Fine Art (The Guardian University League Table 2024)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Satisfaction with Teaching in the subject of Fine Art (The Guardian University League Table 2023)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality in Art & Design (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 5 in the UK for satisfaction with teaching, the course and feedback for the subject of Art (The Guardian University League Table 2022)
  •  92% of students from the Department of Art were satisfied with the teaching on their course (National Student Survey 2022)
  • 80% of the research in the School of Art is world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021)
  • Best University in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for subject of Art & Design (Good University Guide, The Times and Sunday Times 2021) 
  • Top 10 in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Art (NSS 2021) 
  • Best in the UK for Graduate Prospects for the subject of History of Art (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020) 
  • 2nd in the UK for the subject of History of Art (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020)
  • 3rd in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Art and Design (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020) 
  • 4th in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Art and Design (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020)
  • 2nd in the UK for the subject of History of Art (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2019)
  • Top in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of History of Art (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2019)  
  • Top 15 in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of Art & Design (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2019
  • Top 20 in the UK for the subject of Art & Design (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2019).

 

Biological Sciences

  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction for the subject of Biological Sciences (Complete University Guide 2024)
  • Top 10 in the UK for satisfaction with Feedback for the subject of Biology (Guardian University League Table 2024)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Biological Sciences (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality in Biological Sciences (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • 3rd in the UK for Satisfaction with Assessment and Feedback in the subject of Biology (The Guardian University League Table 2023)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Biology (National Student Survey 2022)
  • Top in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Genetics (National Student Survey 2022)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Ecology and Environmental Biology (National Student Survey 2022)
  • 84% of research in the Department of Life Sciences is world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021)
  • Top 10 in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Ecology and Environmental Biology (National Student Survey 2021)
  • 3rd in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Microbiology and Cell Science (National Student Survey 2021)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of Biological Sciences (Good University Guide 2020, The Times and Sunday Times)

Business and Management

  • Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Business and Management Studies (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 4 in the UK for Satisfaction with Assessment and Feedback in the subject of Business & Management (The Guardian University League Table 2023)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Business and Management Studies (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 3 in the UK for Student Satisfaction for the subject of Marketing (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)

Computer Science

 

  • Top 5 in the UK for Satisfaction with Assessment and Feedback in the subject of Computer Science (The Guardian University League Table 2023)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Satisfaction with Teaching and Overall Satisfaction in the subject of Computer Science (The Guardian University League Table 2023)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Teaching Quality in Computer Science (Good University Guide, The Times and Sunday Times 2023)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Student Experience in Computer Science (Good University Guide, The Times and Sunday Times 2023)
  • Top 5 in the UK and 2nd in Wales for overall student satisfaction for the subject of Computer Science (National Student Satisfaction Survey 2022)
  • Top 5 in the UK for overall student satisfaction for the subject of Information Systems (National Student Satisfaction Survey 2022)
  • Top 5 in the UK for overall student satisfaction for the subject of Artificial Intelligence (National Student Satisfaction Survey 2022)
  • 88% of research in the Department of Computer Science is world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Computer Science (Good University Guide, The Times and Sunday Times 2022)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Computer Science (Good University Guide, The Times and Sunday Times 2022)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Computer Science (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021)
  • Best in Wales for the subject of Computer Science (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020) 
  • Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of Computer Science (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020) 
  • 6th in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of Computer Science (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020)
  • Top 15 Overall in the UK for the subject of Computer Science (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of Computer Science (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2019).

Education and Childhood Studies

  • Top in the UK for Student Satisfaction for the subject of Education (Complete University Guide 2024)
  • Top in the UK for Student Experience in the subject of Education (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • 2nd in the UK for Teaching Quality in the subject of Education (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Education (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • 2nd in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Education (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top in Wales and 2nd in the UK for Student Satisfaction in the subject of Education (National Student Survey 2022)
  • 93% overall student satisfaction for the Department of Education (National Student Satisfaction Survey 2022) 
  • Best University in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Education (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022)
  • 2nd in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Literature in Education (NSS 2021) 
  • Top 15 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Education (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Education (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2019).

English and Creative Writing

  • Top in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of English (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top in the UK for satisfaction with teaching for the subject of Creative Writing (The Guardian University League Table 2024)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of Creative Writing (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Student Satisfaction for the subject of Creative Writing (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 5 in the UK for satisfaction with Feedback for the subject of Creative writing (Guardian University League Table 2024)
  • Top 5 in the UK for satisfaction with Teaching for the subject of English (Guardian University League Table 2024)
  • Top 5 in the UK for satisfaction with feedback for the subject of English (Guardian University League Table 2024)
  • Top in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience in the subject of English (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality in Creative Writing (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Student Experience in Creative Writing (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top in the UK for Course Satisfaction in the subject of Creative Writing (The Guardian University League Table 2023)  
  • Top in the UK for Satisfaction with Assessment and Feedback in the subject of Creative Writing (The Guardian University League Table 2023)  
  • Top in the UK for Course Satisfaction in the subject of English (The Guardian University League Table 2023)  
  • Top in the UK for Satisfaction with Assessment and Feedback in the subject of English (The Guardian University League Table 2023)  
  • Top in Wales and 3rd in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Creative Writing (National Student Satisfaction 2022)
  • Top in Wales and top 5 in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Literature in English (National Student Satisfaction 2022)
  • 2nd in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Creative Writing (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of English (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of English (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021)
  • Top 10 Overall in the UK for the subject of Creative Writing  (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021)
  • Best in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Creative Writing (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021)
  • 2nd in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Creative Writing (NSS 2021)
  • 2nd in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Literature in English (NSS 2021)
  • Best in Wales for the subject of English (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020)
  • 5th in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of English (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of Creative Writing  (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020)
  • Top 15 in the UK for the subject of Creative Writing (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020)
  • Top 20 in the UK for the subject of English (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020)

Geography and Earth Sciences

  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Geography & Environmental Science (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality in Geology (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 5 in the UK and Top in Wales for overall student satisfaction for the subject of Human Geography (National Student Satisfaction Survey 2022)
  • Top 10 in the UK and Top in Wales for overall student satisfaction for the subject of Physical Geographical Sciences (National Student Satisfaction Survey 2022)
  • Top 10 in the UK for overall student satisfaction for the subject of Sociology (National Student Satisfaction Survey 2022)
  • 95% of research in the Department of Geography & Earth Sciences is world leading or internationally excellent
    (REF 2021)
  • Top 10 in the UK in the Guardian University League Table 2022 for satisfaction with feedback in the subject of Geography & Environmental Studies (The Guardian League Table 2022)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Geography & Environmental Science (The Times and Sunday Times 2022, Good University Guide)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Geography & Environmental Science (The Times and Sunday Times 2021, Good University Guide)
  • Best in Wales for the subject of Geography & Environmental Science (The Times and Sunday Times 2020, Good University Guide)
  • 7th in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of Geography & Environmental Sciences  (The Times and Sunday Times 2020), Good University Guide
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Geography & Environmental Science  (The Times and Sunday Times 2020, Good University Guide)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Geography & Environmental Science (The Times and Sunday Times 2020, Good University Guide)
  • Top 20 in the UK for the subject of Geography & Environmental Science  (The Times and Sunday Times 2020, Good University Guide)
  • Top 10 in the UK for the subject of Geography & Environmental Science (The Times and Sunday Times 2019, Good University Guide)

History and Welsh History

  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of History (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of History (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of History (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of History (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • 94% overall student satisfaction for the Department of History & Welsh History (National Student Survey 2022)
  • 97% overall student satisfaction for students on V100 History (National Student Survey 2022)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of History (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022)
  • Top 10 in the UK in the Guardian University League Table 2022 for satisfaction with feedback for the subject of History (The Guardian League Table 2022)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of History (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021)

International Politics

  • Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Politics (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Politics (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Politics (Complete University Guide 2024)
  • Top 5 in the UK for satisfaction with Teaching and Feedback for the subject of International Relations (The Guardian University League Table 2024)
  • 4th in the UK for Politics (The Guardian University League Table 2023)
  • Top in the UK for Course Satisfaction in Politics (The Guardian University League Table 2023)
  • Top in the UK for Satisfaction with Teaching for the subject of Politics (The Guardian University League Table 2023)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality in Politics (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience in Politics (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Politics (National Student Satisfaction Survey 2022)
  • 87% of research in the Department of International Politics is world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021)
  • Top 5 in the UK in the Guardian University League Table 2022 for satisfaction with teaching, the course and feedback for the subject of Politics (The Guardian League Table 2022)
  • Top 10 overall in the UK for the subject of Politics (The Guardian League Table 2022)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Politics (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Research Rating for the subject of Politics (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021)
  • Top 15 Overall in the UK for the subject of Politics (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021)
  • Top 5 in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Politics (NSS 2021)
  • Top 10 in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Social Policy (NSS 2021)

Information Studies

  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Librarianship and Information Management (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021).

Law and Criminology

  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience in Criminology (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality in Criminology (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • 3rd in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Social Policy (National Student Survey 2022)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Criminology (Good University Guide 2022, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Criminology (Good University Guide 2021, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Law (Good University Guide 2021, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 15 in the UK for the subject of Criminology (Good University Guide 2021, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of Law (Good University Guide 2020, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Law  (Good University Guide 2020, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 20 in the UK for the subject of Criminology (Good University Guide 2020, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Law (Good University Guide 2019, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Law (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2019)
  • Top 20 in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of Criminology (Good University Guide 2019, The Times and Sunday Times)

Mathematics

  • Top in the UK for satisfaction with Teaching for the subject of Mathematics (Guardian University League Table 2024)
  • Top in the UK for satisfaction with Feedback for the subject of Mathematics (Guardian University League Table 2024)
  • Top in the UK for satisfaction with Teaching, Assessment and Feedback in Mathematics (The Guardian University League Table 2023)
  • 2nd in the UK for Course Satisfaction in Mathematics (The Guardian University League Table 2023)
  • 2nd in the UK for Student Experience in Mathematics (Good University Guide, The Times and Sunday Times 2023)
  • 2nd in the UK for Course Satisfaction in Mathematics (Good University Guide, The Times and Sunday Times 2023)
  • Top in the UK for Satisfaction with Teaching, Assessment and Feedback in Mathematics (The Guardian University League Table 2023)
  • Top in Wales and 2nd in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Mathematics (NSS 2022)
  • 84% of research in the Department of Mathematics is world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Mathematics (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022)
  • Top 10 in the UK in the Guardian University League Table 2021 for satisfaction with teaching and the overall course and 1st in the UK for satisfaction with feedback for the subject of Mathematics (The Guardian League Table 2022)
  • Top in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Mathematics (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021)
  • Top 10 in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Mathematics (NSS 2021)
  • Best University in Wales for the subject of Mathematics (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of Mathematics (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020)
  • 2nd in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Mathematics, and 5th in UK for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2019).

Modern Languages

  • 3rd in the UK for the subject of Languages and Linguistics  (Guardian University League Table 2024)
  • 1st for Feedback in UK for the subject of Languages and Linguistics  (Guardian University League Table 2024)
  • 1st for Added Value in the UK for the subject of Languages and Linguistics  (Guardian University League Table 2024)
  • 4th for Satisfaction with Teaching in the UK for the subject of Languages and Linguistics  (Guardian University League Table 2024)
  • 2nd in the UK for Student Satisfaction for the subject of French (Complete University Guide 2024)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Student Satisfaction for the subject of German (Complete University Guide 2024)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Iberian Languages (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top in the UK with 100% overall satisfaction for the subject of French Studies (National Student Satisfaction Survey 2022)
  • Best University in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Italian (Good University Guide 2022, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of French (Good University Guide 2022, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Italian (Good University Guide 2022, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK in the Guardian University League Table 2022 for satisfaction with teaching and overall satisfaction with the course for the subject of Modern Languages (Guardian University League Table 2022)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of French (Good University Guide 2021, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of French Studies (NSS 2021)
  • Top 10 in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Iberian Studies (NSS 2021)
  • 1st in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of German and 2nd for Student Experience (Good University Guide 2020, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • 2nd Overall in the UK for the subject of Iberian Languages (Good University Guide 2020, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of French  (Good University Guide 2020, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of French (Good University Guide 2020, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • 2nd in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of Iberian Languages (Good University Guide 2019, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of German (Good University Guide 2019, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Graduate Prospects (employment outcomes) for the subject of French (Good University Guide 2019, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 15 in the UK for the subject of Iberian Languages (Good University Guide 2019, The Times and Sunday Times).

Physics

  • Top 15 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Physics & Astronomy (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • 90% of students are satisfied with their course in Astrophysics (National Student Survey 2023)
  • Top 10 in the UK for satisfaction with Assessment and Feedback for the subject of Physics (The Guardian University League Table 2023)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Physics & Astronomy (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Physics & Astronomy (Good University Guide 2022, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Physics & Astronomy (Good University Guide 2021, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Astronomy (NSS 2021)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of Physics & Astronomy (Good University Guide 2020, The Times and Sunday Times)

Psychology

  • Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality in Psychology (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction in Psychology (Good University Guide 2024, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 10 in the UK for satisfaction with Teaching for the subject of Psychology (The Guardian University League Table 2024)
  • Top 5 in the UK for satisfaction with Feedback for the subject of Psychology (The Guardian University League Table 2024)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Psychology (Good University Guide 2023, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Satisfaction with Assessment and Feedback for the subject of Psychology (The Guardian University League Table 2023)
  • Top 10 in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Psychology (National Student Satisfaction Survey 2022)
  • Top 10 in the UK in the Guardian University League Table 2022 for satisfaction with feedback for the subject of Psychology (The Guardian League Table 2022)
  • Best in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Psychology (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Psychology (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021)
  • Best in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Applied Psychology (NSS 2021) 
  • 2nd in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Psychology (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of Psychology (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020)
  • 2nd in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Psychology (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2019). 

Sport and Exercise Science

  • 100% of our C600 Sport & Exercise Science students were satisfied with the quality of the course (National Student Survey 2023)
  • 100% of our C600 Sport & Exercise Science think staff are good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2023)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Sport Science (The Times and Sunday Times 2021, Good University Guide)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Sport Science (The Times and Sunday Times 2020, Good University Guide) 
  • Top 20 in the UK for the subject of Sports Science (The Times and Sunday Times 2020, Good University Guide) 
  • Top in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of Sports Science (The Times and Sunday Times 2019, Good University Guide)
  • Top 20 in the UK for the subject of Sports Science (The Times and Sunday Times 2019, Good University Guide)

Theatre, Film and Television Studies

  • Top 15 in the UK for Student Experience in Drama and Dance (Good University Guide, The Times and Sunday Times 2024)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Teaching Quality in Drama and Dance (Good University Guide, The Times and Sunday Times 2024)
  • Top 5 in the UK for satisfaction with Teaching for the subject of Film Production & Photography (Guardian University League Table 2024)
  • Top 10 in the UK in the Guardian University League Table 2022 for satisfaction with feedback for the subject of Media (The Guardian League Table 2022)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Drama and Dance (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022)
  • Top 5 in the UK for Student Experience for the subject of Drama and Dance  (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Communication and Media Studies (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2021)
  • Top 10 in the UK for overall satisfaction for the subject of Drama (NSS 2021) 
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of Drama and Dance  (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of Communication and Media Studies (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2020)
  • Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Communications and Media Studies (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2019)
  • Top 15 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Drama and Dance (The Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2019).

Welsh and Celtic Studies

  • Top in the UK for Student Satisfaction for the subject of Celtic Studies (Complete University Guide 2024)
  • Best University in the UK for the Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Celtic Studies (Good University Guide 2022, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top in the UK for Student Experience and Teaching Quality for the subject of Celtic Studies (Good University Guide 2021, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • 2nd in the UK for Graduate Prospects for the subject of Celtic Studies (Good University Guide 2021, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • 100% overall student satisfaction for the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies (NSS 2021)
  • 1st in the UK for Teaching Quality and Student Experience for the subject of Celtic Studies (Good University Guide 2020, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 5 in the UK for the subject of Celtic Studies (Good University Guide 2020, The Times and Sunday Times)
  • Top 5 in the UK for the subject of Celtic Studies (Good University Guide 2019, The Times and Sunday Times)

Veterinary Science

  • Top 3 in the UK for student satisfaction in Veterinary Science (National Student Survey 2021).

The National Student Survey (NSS) is an annual survey of nearly half a million students in universities, colleges and other providers across the UK. The survey asks final-year undergraduate students to score their university across a wide range of measures of student satisfaction. They include quality of teaching, learning opportunities, assessment and feedback, academic support, organisation and management, learning resources, learning community and the student voice. Our rankings in the National Student Satisfaction Survey is based on the Times and Sunday Times list of Higher Education Institutions.