Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

The institution

Imagine studying in the UK’s Greatest Town, a university that offers students a stunning learning environment next door to one of the world’s great libraries, a research-led institution that has some of the best student accommodation all within a UNESCO designated BioSphere.

Imagine Aberystwyth.

Established in 1872, Aberystwyth is Wales’s first university. Today it is a vibrant, cosmopolitan community of more than 11,000 students representing over 90 nationalities from all corners of the world. We are also the safest place to study in Wales, and one of the safest in the UK. (Complete University Guide 2015)

There is a thriving postgraduate community with a vibrant social life at Aberystwyth. This coupled with our continuing investment in our excellent facilities, and world-class research expertise creates an environment where you can have peace to concentrate on your studies, but also be supported and have adequate space to relax.

Postgraduate study

Aberystwyth University is well known for its quality of services to postgraduate students including a designated Graduate School and exclusive postgraduate accommodation.

Our postgraduate students benefit from a diverse and international student population and there is much opportunity for multi-disciplinary research and learning through the diverse programmes on offer.

All degree programmes are internationally recognised and we have many international alliances offering opportunities for research and student and staff exchanges.

Aberystwyth provides you with a well-balanced range of academic interests, and a myriad of individual research opportunities can lead to the award of an MPhil, LLM or PhD degree. We also offer an extensive selection of taught postgraduate programmes leading to Certificates, Diplomas and Masters qualifications.


As a top 50 research intensive university (according to the Times Higher Education), teaching here is informed by research. Our students learn from academic staff working at the cutting edge of research, equipping them with the latest skills and knowledge. And the research is excellent: 95% of the work submitted for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework was judged to be of an internationally recognised standard or higher.

With over 140 years of excellence in teaching, great facilities, research active staff and a vibrant postgraduate community, Aberystwyth provides an inspiring location in which you can produce research that will be of interest internationally.


The University is spread over three Campuses; Penglais, Llanbadarn and Gogerddan. The facilities on offer within the University and town combine to offer a superb student experience.

At Aberystwyth University, we have excellent libraries, learning resources, computing and teaching equipment as well as other facilities to help you succeed in your studies. We have an exclusive study centre for the sole use of our postgraduate students. It offers quiet study spaces, seminar rooms, a social lounge and a kitchen area.

Also, situated right next to our Penglais Campus is the National Library of Wales, one of only five copyright libraries in Britain. As a student at Aberystwyth you have free access to the National Library’s 6 million books and journals and much more.

Get in touch

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Key information

Old College
King Street
SY23 2AX
Telephone number: 
01970 622270