Established in 1872, the University of Aberystwyth is a public university located in Aberystwyth, Wales. Aberystwyth is a lively, vibrant university located between Cambrian Mountains and Cardigan Bay. It was a founding member institution of the former federal University of Wales.
The University of Aberystwyth comprises of various schools, departments and institutes: Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Department of Computer Science, Department of Mathematics, Department of Physics, Department of Modern Languages, Department of Information Studies, Department of International Politics, School of Law and Criminology, Department of Psychology, Department of Sport and Exercise Science, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Institute of Rural Sciences, School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Aberystwyth Business School and School of Art. The university is recognized globally for its research and excellence in teaching.
Aberystwyth has an approximate student population of more than 8000 students. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 16:1 and the acceptance rate is 30%.
The university was ranked in top ten of U.K higher education institutions for overall student satisfaction. Its Law school is ranked among the top 1% in the world by The Guardian and as well as by The Times Higher Education Guide. The University of Aberystwyth offers various opportunities for the students to work or study abroad, its Modern language degrees include a year abroad in a relevant country and the Erasmus scheme and an international exchange program provide opportunities to study abroad. The students are also eligible for the ‘Year in Employment’ scheme, which offers an extended work placement in the UK or abroad.
Notable Alumni: Sharon Maguire (Film director), Charles (Prince of Wales)
Aberystwyth University Programs
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Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.
Undergraduate: 15 January
Graduate: Between December and February.
Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.
Aberystwyth University Rankings
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