International Fees From
301-350th in Times HE
from £95.41 p/w
301-350th in Times HE
from £95.41 p/w
Visualisation Building, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion , SY23 3BF United Kingdom
Aberystwyth University is integral to the town’s economy as students make up a significant percentage of the town’s total population. The closest international airports to Aberystwyth are Liverpool, John Lennon Airport and Cardiff Airport, both are about 115 miles away. However, neither airport has regular flights to Heathrow, so for international direct flights it is easier to fly from Manchester airport which is about 120 miles away. Aberystwyth is situated by the sea and in the foothills of the Cambrian mountains. The average temperatures in December and January are 3 and 4 degrees centigrade and 14 degrees centigrade in July.
Opened in 1872 the university moved to a new site in the town in 1960’s. The university is keen on promoting the Welsh language and Welsh heritage and culture.
The town and university are both compact and students make up a large proportion of the town’s population. According to the UK Crime Statistics in June 2009, Ceredigion (Aberystwyth area) experienced the lowest rate of crime per capita anywhere in England or Wales.
Aberystwyth university is ranked between 301-350 in the Times Higher Education World university rankings. It is not in the Shanghai Jaio Tong rankings. Aberystwyth is not a member of the Russell group of universities.
Aberystwyth university is ranked =7th in the National Student Survey Satisfaction results.
There are over 90 countries represented within the student population at Aberystwyth and they account for approximately 8% of the total student numbers.
There are approximately 10,000 full time undergraduate and post graduate students at Aberystwith. The study numbers are split approximately 8,800 undergraduates and 1,200 postgraduates.
85.5% of Aberystwyth graduates were in work or involved in further study – (source HESA). A breakdown of post graduation employment by course, showing the split into professional/managerial positions, rather than general employment figures, is available from Unistats an independent source of university data. For more information, please visit the REF Information page.
About a half of all students are members of the University’s Athletic Union. Watersports is a particular highlight of non-academic life at Aberystwyth, as the town is on the Cardigan Bay coast. There is also a pool and indoor sports centre and many clubs and societies.
Both self-catering and catered options are available at Aberystwyth, plus car parking spaces.
Penbryn is the university’s catered halls of residence; single and twin rooms are available, with shared bathroom facilities. It is about a 2 minute walk from the main campus where the majority of lectures take place. Halls fees are for a standard 39 weeks. There is also plenty of choice of self catered accommodation within close proximity to the university.
The lowest price for a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities is £95.41 per week for 39 weeks.
An example price for catered accommodation is £116.41 per week at Penbryn.
International undergraduate tuition fee examples – Arts, Social Studies and Law degree courses are £13,450 and for Science based courses are £15,000.
REF (Research Excellence Framework) was an independent government review conducted into the quality of research at UK universities and published in December 2014. This information highlights subjects of specialism within each university. We have listed all subject areas where at least 60% of the research conducted in these specific fields has been graded 3 or 4 stars. (4 stars being the highest ranking REF award). For more information, please visit the REF Information page.
Aberystwyth does not offer any undergraduate online courses, but does offers Masters courses by Distance Learning through the Departments of Law and Criminology and Information Studies and approximately 500 of the total 1,200 postgraduate students are distance learners.
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