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Aberystwyth University

4.4 out of 5 (26 reviews) Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
There’s no doubt in my mind that Aberystwyth University offers an excellent education: addressing key issues with first-rate teaching, which in turn is backed up by some of the best research in the UK.To top it all, the University is in idyllic countryside on the Welsh coast, and is recognised as one of the safest universities in Britain. 

Master's Programmes

Humanities (10)
Education & Training (9)
Business & Management (8)
Computer Science & IT (8)
Social Sciences (7)
Agriculture & Forestry (6)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Law (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)



The establishment of Aberystwyth University was the work of a small group of patriots, led by Hugh Owen, a London Welshman, who sought from the 1850s onwards to raise enough money by public and private subscription to establish a college of university status in Wales. In 1872, the University was opened in a half-finished hotel building on the sea front in Aberystwyth.


Aber provides a transformative education, and encourages students to become rounded individuals through making the most of their time with us. However, the Aber experience is much more than just studying. Together, our students and staff provide a real community in which students can savour the myriad of opportunities in sport and society.


Research is an integral part of Aberystwyth University's mission and work. It is supported by a Research Strategy, the purpose of which is to ensure that the University can continue to produce a significant volume of high quality work and respond to the rapidly changing environment in the UK in relation to research and its funding.

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University Ranking

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Housing services

Our University residences offer you the sense of community that creates that perfect home away from home.

The positive experience that you will receive whilst living in our residences will stand you in good stead for the prosperous career that lies ahead of you, not to mention the friendships and memories that will remain with you for life.

Overseas fee-paying students, both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, are guaranteed a place in University owned or managed accommodation for the duration of their taught studies at Aberystwyth University.

Library services

Aberystwyth benefits from an excellent range of library facilities with three libraries, two on Penglais and one on Llanbadarn, and students and staff are also able to use the enormous research collections of the National Library of Wales.

Student Reviews

Carpe diem xx
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
Only just begun but enjoying it
Aberystwyth Masters Programme
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
Really enjoyed the course I studied lecturers were excellent and extremely helpful. Small class sizes were a bonus felt like the lecturer had plenty of time to spend with students to make sure they were all at the same level. University was very well equipped and in a beautiful area.
Genetics and Biochemistry
Anonymous rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Aberystwyth University is a great place for hard-working students who are interested in science. Lecturers are very helpful and passionate about subject they are teaching. There are also many opportunities for students who want to gain additional experience. Personally, I have been awarded a grant from the Biochemical Society in the UK and spent six weeks in the lab after my second year. There ...

Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom