National Student Survey 2016

 Aberystwyth University’s Psychology Department scored an impressive 93% for overall satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS).

In addition, the Department’s undergraduate degree course in Psychology earned a 95% overall satisfaction score in the annual survey.

 The Department’s scores are part of a wider success story at Aberystwyth University which is rated the best in Wales and one of the top ten higher education institutions in the UK for overall student satisfaction in this year’s NSS (weblink).

The results show that overall satisfaction amongst students at Aberystwyth University stands at 92% - that’s six percentage points higher than the UK figure of 86%.


Eve Edmonds

Aberystwyth Psychology Graduate 2015

“I hope to complete a Masters focused around Clinical Psychology / Mental Health to broaden my knowledge in those aspects which deeply interest me and will be applicable in the future, before hopefully continuing onto a doctorate to pursue my main aim to be an Educational Psychologist”

James Johnson

Aberystwyth Psychology Graduate 2012

“After graduation I moved to South Korea for 14 months to teach English, then got it into my head that cycling around the world would be a good idea. Over the last 13 months I cycled over 9000 miles through 19 countries across Europe, Asia and America.”

Ondřej Zíka

Aberystwyth Psychology Graduate 2014

"I started working as a research assistant in affective neuroscience at the Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB) at the University of Oxford. In 2015, I was accepted to a PhD program in clinical Neuroscience at Oxford during which I am going to research neural basis of value-based decision making in clinical contexts."

Holly Casey

Aberystwyth Psychology Graduate 2015

“I’m taking a year out before (hopefully) returning to Aberystwyth to do a Post Graduate Course in Education which will allow me to teach school children. Being taught by lecturers who all love Psychology and publish in journals regularly has inspired me to teach others”