Why go to Aberystwyth?

There are many good reasons for you to study at Aberystwyth University, also known as “Aber”. Here are just a few:

  • Stunning location
    Aber is based on the west-coast of Mid-Wales, surrounded by a beautiful rural landscape. The university is part of a vibrant, seaside town and offers a unique close-knit bilingual and international community.
  • Student satisfaction
    90% and best in Wales for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2018)*
  • Teaching quality
    Gold Award in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework (Teaching Excellence Framework, 2018) and University of the year for teaching quality for the second consecutive year (Good University Guide, The Times and Sunday Times, 2018 and 2019) and 45th in the UK in the recent Guardian University Guide League tables (The Guardian, 2018)
  • Research excellence
    95% of the University’s research is of an internationally recognised standard (Research Excellence Framework, 2014)
  • High employability
    96.8% of graduates are in employment or further education 6 months after graduating (Higher Education Statistics Agency, 2018)

*Aberystwyth University's rankings are compared against the Higher Education institutions listed in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2018.