Why study at Aberystwyth University?
Aberystwyth University, on the west coast of Wales, is your place to study, explore and grow. Aberystwyth really is an excellent choice.
Since 1872, we’ve built a global reputation for teaching excellence and ground-breaking research. In addition to having a reputation for outstanding teaching and research, we strive to offer an unrivalled student experience in a location that’s second to none.
So why choose Aberystwyth University?
There are several reasons why Aberystwyth is your place to discover, learn and grow.
At Aberystwyth, we offer a range of courses which are designed to give you as much choice and flexibility as possible. Our award-winning teaching is informed by our cutting-edge research that feeds directly into our courses, helping you to uncover new skills and solve real-world problems.
Research at Aberystwyth
Our research is recognised as world-leading and is internationally recognised (REF 2014). We’re proud to have contributed to significant global projects which include Climate Change and global health issues. At Aberystwyth, you will be taught by experts in their fields who apply their research to their teaching.
Our stunning location in which to live and learn
Aberystwyth is surrounded by a beautiful environment. Nestled between the Cambrian Mountains and Cardigan Bay, our location provides a rugged landscape of rolling hills, valleys, sand, and sea. Even the famous national parks, of Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire, sit a short distance north and south of Aberystwyth, respectively, too. Our location is ideal if you’re interested in outdoor pursuits. Our welcoming, inclusive, and vibrant student town is a safe environment in which to socialise.
A unique student experience
For the last six years, we’ve ranked top 10 in the UK and best in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS 2021). At Aberystwyth, we strive to offer an unrivalled student experience. Our Students’ Union is home to over 100 clubs and societies. Supporting our students is a high priority for us, and our dedicated team within Student Support offer the practical, emotional and financial advice support necessary to help you to succeed in your studies.
Scholarships and Bursaries
At Aberystwyth, we offer a range of generous scholarships and bursaries giving you the financial support while you study. Students are eligible for multiple awards meaning that you could be awarded over £20,000.
Our flagship scholarships and bursaries include:
- Excellence Scholarship
- Entrance Scholarship
- International Accommodation Award
- Music Scholarships
- Sports Scholarships
We guarantee accommodation to all first-year students who choose to live in university-managed accommodation. We offer a range of accommodation options, from catered to self-catered and en-suite to studio apartments. Many residences are within walking distance to the main University buildings and some even offer a spectacular sea view. Students who live in our university-managed accommodation receive a free platinum membership to the University’s Sports Centre, which gives you unlimited access to its facilities and fitness classes.
Students on almost all degree programmes will have an opportunity to study or work abroad. Many of our courses include an integrated year studying abroad. Opportunities include a semester or an entire academic year studying in one of our partnered universities or undertaking your work experience placement relative to your degree. Our Global Opportunities team will help you to identify the best option for you.
Work experience and Year in industry
We offer a number of undergraduate and Masters courses that include an integrated year in industry. If your course doesn’t include a year in industry, our Careers Service has a range of work experience placements for you to choose from. Whether you’re undertaking a work experience placement or completing a year in industry, both options will give you an opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience and enhance your CV on graduation.