Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University is a public research university from Aberystwyth in Wales, United Kingdom. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in a substantial range of concentrations from business, law, education, mathematics, literature, geography, biological sciences among many others. Aberystwyth University is UK Quality Assured according to the latest review by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

  • Average Tuition GBP 13,750
  • Acceptance Rate 94%
  • Students 9,835
  • International Students 6%
  • Total Annual Cost GBP 13,635
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Aberystwyth University was established in the year 1872 after more than a two-decade long endeavor by a small group of patriots led by a London Welshman named Hugh Owen to raise enough financial support for a college of university status in Wales. Over the years Aberystwyth University has expanded its grounds and student numbers.

Today, Aberystwyth University's main campus is located in Penglais, with two other campuses in Llanbadarn and Gogerddan. The University is made up of three faculties through which it offers a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in 75 subject areas. Life at Aberystwyth University is also equipped to give students a full college-life experience with a campus complete with facilities for not only learning, but sports, as well as music, clubs & societies, and student employment opportunities.

  • 01Top 50 university (Guardian).
  • 02Safest location in the UK.
  • 03Inexpensive compared to other UK universities with a low cost of living.

Master Programs

  • Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

    Agriculture

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on agriculture and related sciences and that prepare individuals to apply specific knowledge, methods, and techniques to the management and performance of agricultural operations.

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    American Studies

    GBP 13,750 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

  • Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

    Art History

    GBP 13,750 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Biology

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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    Computer Science

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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    Criminology

    GBP 13,750 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of crime as a sociopathological phenomenon, the behavior of criminals, and the social institutions evolved to respond to crime. Includes instruction in the theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, social value systems and the theory of punishment, criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, studies of specific types of crime, social attitudes and policy, and applications to specific issues in law enforcement administration and policy.

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    English Literature

    GBP 13,750 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

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    Environmental Studies

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

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    Film Studies

    GBP 13,750 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

    Finance

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

    Fine Arts

    GBP 13,750 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

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    Food Science

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles to the study of converting raw agricultural products into processed forms suitable for direct human consumption, and the storage of such products. Includes instruction in applicable aspects of the agricultural sciences, human physiology and nutrition, food chemistry, agricultural products processing, food additives, food preparation and packaging, food storage and shipment, and related aspects of human health and safety including toxicology and pathology.

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    History

    GBP 13,750 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

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    International Business

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

  • Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

    International Relations

    GBP 13,750 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

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    Law

    GBP 13,750 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of law, for taking state and national bar examinations, and for advanced research in jurisprudence. Includes instruction in the theory and practice of the legal system, including the statutory, administrative, and judicial components of civil and criminal law.

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    Library and Information Science

    GBP 13,750 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills required to develop, organize, store, retrieve, administer, and facilitate the use of local, remote, and networked collections of information in print, audiovisual, and electronic formats and that prepares individuals for professional service as librarians and information consultants.

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    Management

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

    Marketing

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

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    Media Studies

    GBP 13,750 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

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    Performing Arts

    GBP 13,750 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

  • Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

    Political Science

    GBP 13,750 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

    Software Engineering

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems using a variety of computer languages. Includes instruction in discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, computer science, managerial science, and applications to complex computer systems.

  • Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

    Statistics

    GBP 13,750 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

  • Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

    Zoology

    GBP 15,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the biology of animal species and phyla, with reference to their molecular and cellular systems, anatomy, physiology, and behavior. Includes instruction in molecular and cell biology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, ecology and behavior, evolutionary biology, and applications to specific species and phyla.

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Rankings

  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 65
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 481
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 303
  • The Guardian
    The Guardian 45
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 301

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.60
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 88
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 1100

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    Established in 1872

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    Aberystwyth University is among the Times Higher Education World's Top 40 universities in the UK in 2016 – 2017.

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          • Testimony
            1996-1999, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

            Beautiful place

            I recommend Aberystwyth University for others because I studied there and found that place wonderful, quite, and friendly place. I'm still going there when I find a chance to go and I love that place too much. when you go there you will agree with me that no words could be enough,

          • Testimony
            2001-2004, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

            Aberystwyth Uni

            My degree in English and the people I met.

          • Testimony
            2010-2013, Bachelor of Science (BSc)

            Great experience all round.

            I liked the support I got from my tutors and lecturers, the small class sizes and the fact that microbiology (the degree I did) was full of lecturers who were enthusiastic and gave plenty of sound advice.