Student Satisfaction

Top 4 University in UK and 1st in Wales for overall Student Satisfaction

Aberystwyth University is celebrating one of its best ever performances in the annual National Student Survey (NSS) 2016.

With an overall satisfaction of score of 92% - six percentage points higher than the UK average of 86% - we are proud to have some of the most satisfied final-year students in the UK.

Two departments at Aberystwyth University are rated the best in their field across the UK for the quality of their teaching – namely the School of Art and the Department of Welsh & Celtic Studies which were both given ratings of 100%, with almost every other Department scoring more than 90% for overall satisfaction.

Professor John Grattan, Acting Vice-Chancellor at Aberystwyth University: “The student experience has always been at the heart of everything we do here at Aberystwyth University and these results show how much effort goes into making sure that the experience they have is second to none. We have invested in our campus resources but we also focus on research-led teaching and that’s reflected in the quality of teaching here."

  • 100% of our Art students are satisfied overall. (NSS 2016)
  • 100% of our Welsh & Celtic Studies students are satisfied overall. (NSS 2016)
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  • 96% of our English & Creative Writing students are satisfied overall. (NSS 2016)
  • 96% of our Modern Languages students are satisfied overall. (NSS 2016)

2016 NSS results:

Art

School of Art: 100% student satisfaction

Top 5 in the UK for Fine Art subject area
100% student satisfaction for Fine Art degree course

Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS)

IBERS: 100% student satisfaction

92% student satisfaction on our Agriculture degree scheme
95% student satisfaction in the subject area of Agriculture
Top 5 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Agriculture
100% student satisfaction on our Animal Science degree scheme
1st in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Animal Science
96% student satisfaction on our Biochemistry degree scheme
100% student satisfaction on our Countryside Conservation degree scheme
92% student satisfaction on our Countryside Management degree scheme
90% student satisfaction on our Genetics degree scheme
93% student satisfaction on our Microbiology degree scheme
Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Microbiology
93% student satisfaction on our Marine and Freshwater Biology degree scheme
100% student satisfaction on our Plant Biology degree scheme
92% student satisfaction on our Zoology degree scheme
Top 15 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Zoology

Computer Science

Department of Computer Science: 91% student satisfaction 

94% student satisfaction for our Computer Science degree course (4yr)
Top 15 in the UK for student satisfaction for Computer Science subject area

Education & Lifelong Learning

Department of Education & Lifelong Learning: 95% student satisfaction 

94% student satisfaction in our Childhood Studies degree scheme
Top 20 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Education 

English & Creative Writing

Department of English & Creative Writing: 96% student satisfaction
 
94% student satisfaction for our English Literature and Creative Writing degree scheme
97% student satisfaction for our English Literature degree scheme
Top 15 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of English
Top 20 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Creative writing

Geography & Earth Sciences

Department of Geography & Earth Sciences: 95% student satisfaction 

100% student satisfaction for our Environmental Earth Science degree course
1st in the UK for student satisfaction in our Environmental Earth Science subject area
100% student satisfaction for our Physical Geography degree scheme
Top 15 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Physical Geography
2nd in the UK for teaching quality in the subject area of Physical Geography
94% student satisfaction for our Human Geography degree scheme
95% student satisfaction in the subject area of Human Geography
Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Human Geography

History & Welsh History

Department of History & Welsh History: 95% student satisfaction
 
97% student satisfaction on our History degree scheme
Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of History

International Politics

Department of International Politics: 95% student satisfaction 

92% student satisfaction on our International Politics degree scheme
Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of International Politics
91% student satisfaction on our International Politics and Intelligence studies degree scheme
95% student satisfaction on our International Politics and Military History degree scheme
100% student satisfaction on our International Politics and the Non Western World degree scheme

Law & Criminology

Aberystwyth Law School: 82% student satisfaction 

89% student satisfaction on our Law degree scheme

Management & Business

Aberystwyth Business School: 90% student satisfaction 

Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Business
100% student satisfaction for our Accounting and Finance degree scheme
Top 20 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Accounting and Finance
90% student satisfaction for our Business and Management degree scheme
Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Business Finance

Mathematics

Department of Mathematics: 92% student satisfaction 

3rd in the UK for assessment and feedback on our Mathematics and Statistics degree scheme

Modern Languages

Department of Modern Languages: 96% student satisfaction 

1st in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of French
Top 5 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Spanish
Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of German

Physics

Department of Physics: 95% student satisfaction 

100% student satisfaction for our Astrophysics degree scheme
Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Physics and Astronomy

Psychology

Department of Psychology: 93% student satisfaction 

95% student satisfaction for our Psychology degree scheme
Top 20 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Psychology

Theatre, Film & Television Studies

Department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies: 91% student satisfaction 

92% student satisfaction for our Drama and Theatre Studies degree scheme
94% student satisfaction for our Film and Television Studies degree scheme
91% student satisfaction for our Media and Communication Studies degree scheme
Top 15 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Media and Communication
Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Cinematics

Welsh & Celtic Studies

Department of Welsh & Celtic Studies: 100% student satisfaction 

1st in the UK for student satisfaction in the subject area of Celtic Studies