Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

University Profile

Aberystwyth University: Wales, UK

The University

Aberystwyth University was the first university in Wales. We pride ourselves on the quality of our student experience, regularly featuring at or near the top of national and international polls on student satisfaction.  We value both teaching and research; and the University is broad enough to offer you great choices, but is small enough to be a real academic community where you will meet and interact easily with colleagues and students from a wide range of specialisms.
Our Students

Our Postgraduates come from 99 different countries and can choose options for full-time and part-time study, on campus or by Distance learning. We seek to attract highly motivated applicants to our postgraduate courses and we have a diverse study body made up of highly skilled students; combining academic excellence; practical work experience and cultural and social diversity. One of our core values is our belief in our community to have a global reach, and our students benefit from an international student experience; although a personal one.

Our Taught courses

We offer a range of taught programmes building on our academic strengths and are constantly refreshing our courses and adding new ones. Based on our established history (we were founded in 1872), some of these courses reflect traditional academic disciplines, but others offer new and sometimes unique combinations and many are multidisciplinary. The University has always been forward thinking and we were one of the first universities to admit female students.

Our Research courses

Our research programmes offer substantial support in terms of supervision; indeed we have a long history and much experience in supervising research projects. We can offer you excellence in facilities, training, continuing professional development, and access to academic networks. All of this is combined with our continued investment in new academic posts, scholarship funding and updated and upgraded facilities.

We offer Postgraduate opportunities in the following departments and subject areas:


  • Art  
  • Applied Translation
  • Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences      
  • Computer Science
  • Education and Lifelong Learning
  • English Literature and creative writing
  • Equine Science
  • European Languages
  • Geography and Earth Science
  • History and Welsh History
  • Information Studies
  • International Politics
  • Law and Criminology
  • Management and Business
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • Theatre, Film and Television
  • Welsh and Celtic Studies

Find out more at: courses.aber.ac.uk/
Financial Assistance

The funding available will depend on the type of course being undertaken and different categories of student may be eligible for certain types of funding. The best advice that we can give is that you make enquiries at an early stage to make sure what you are eligible to apply for and to ensure that you do not miss any crucial deadlines.

Additional information may also be found on

Future Career

Enhanced employability is an additional benefit for studying a higher degree at Aberystwyth University. Employers recognise the superior skills that post- graduate study provides you with and this is shown both in enhanced salaries on commencement and faster promotion paths. Typically, employers are now seeking graduates with higher level analysis and evaluation skills, better creativity and innovation, and more sympathetic critical thinking and organisational skills. Skills that Postgraduate study at Aberystwyth University will provide you with. 

See also www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/pg-study/employability


We are confident we can offer you one of the best postgraduate experiences available. We differentiate ourselves through our ability to provide postgraduate students with a personalised and unique student experience. By choosing Aberystwyth University, you will join a traditional British University with a community feel; in a beautiful location.

For further enquiries please email Rosemary Mills
 Postgraduate Advisor on 

Web: www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/postgraduate-courses


 According to the International i-Graduate survey (2012) we are home to one of the Top Five Graduate Schools in the world. We are also highlighted as:

  • Top UK University for "Making friends in this country"
  • One of the safest places to study in the UK
  • Ranked in the top 3 UK institutions for "Managing Research"
  • Ranked 2nd in the UK for "Opportunities to Teach"  


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