Why Aberystwyth?

  Why the Department of International Politics?

  • The world’s first Department of International Politics, established in 1919
  • Be part of our centenary activities as we approach 100 years of the Department and the discipline in 2019
  • Focused on confronting global challenges and delivering ideas for change through research and teaching excellence
  • Best in Wales and top ten in UK for student satisfaction - 95% overall satisfaction rating (National Student Survey 2017)
  • Best in Wales and 7th in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014)
  • Top 40 in the world for academic reputation (QS 2017)




‌‌ Why Aberystwyth University?

  • 4th in the UK and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016)
  • 3rd in Wales in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016
  • 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 (Complete University Guide 2016)
  • 92% of graduates are in employment or further education 6 months after graduating (HESA 2015)
  • 95% of the University’s research is of an internationally recognised standard (REF 2014)