Aberystwyth University

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Aberystwyth University is a public research institution that was founded in 1872, and it was Wales’ first university institution. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,340 students with an approximate estimate of 14,000 students in total.

According to the QS World University Rankings, Aberystwyth University ranked between the 601-650 bracket in the world, and the Guardian University League Table 2015 ranks Aberystwyth number 106 out of 116 UK universities.  It previously ranked 88th on the 2014 table for the UK as a whole, and the 2015 table for the Complete University Guide ranks Aberystwyth number 87 out of 123 British universities.  Its tuition and fees are £3,465 for Old System Students and £9,000 for New System Students (2014-15).

Aberystwyth University is located in Aberystwyth, Wales.  When Aberystwyth was founded in 1872, it was then known as the University College Wales, Aberystwyth.  It changed its name to the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1894, and then again in the mid-1990s to University of Wales, Aberystwyth.  In September of 2007, however, the University of Wales was no longer considered a federal university, and Aberystwyth was once again an independent institution.

Drama, geography, international politics, and Welsh were all subjects that were first taught to a degree level at Aberystwyth.  As such, the university has a stellar international reputation for excellence in the fields of both teaching and research.  The university is divided into 17 different departments that fall into a total of seven institutes.

Applying

When applying to Aberystwyth University, it is important to note that the application deadline for Research Degrees is the end of February, while the deadline for Distance Learning application is two months prior to the start of the course for which you are applying.  Visit the university’s website for a list of documents that must be submitted along with your application.

Cost and Financial Aid

With regard to tuition and fees, the university suggests you check out the UKCISA Guidance Notes page, as they note that fees change based on residency, immigration status, and nationality.

Student Life

53 percent of Aberystwyth’s students approximately 14,000 students are female, with 47 percent being male, and almost 10,000 of those students are full-time.  8,400 of the total number of students are full-time undergraduates, and about 900 students are international students.

Campus Life

Aberystwyth’s libraries contain over 845,000 books and journals, as well as over 45,000 periodicals.  There are over 750 personal computers available with 24-hour access, and the National Library of Wales, which is one of only five copyright libraries in all of Britain, is located next door to the Aberystwyth campus.  All of the rooms in the Halls of Residence have access to the internet, and the campus provides its own Wi-Fi service as well.

Notable Alumni

Some of the better known alumni to hail from Aberystwyth University include HRH the Prince of Wales; Lance Batchelor, the C.E.O. of Domino’s Pizza, Oscar-winning director Dr. Jan Pinkava, and Olympic Medal-Winning Rower, Dr. Catherine Bishop.

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Oxford Aberystwyth University,

Old College, King Street,

Aberystwyth,

Ceredigion, SY23 2BH

Phone number: +44 (0)1970 623111


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