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Aberystwyth University (AU)

Address: Penglais, Penglais, Aberystwyth SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Description Aberystwyth University (AU)

  • Location: Aberstweet, South Wales, United Kingdom
  • Founded: in 1872
  • Age: 17+
  • Total number of students: about 10,000 people (15% of foreigners)
  • Type of accommodation: residence, apartments and apartments
  • Language of instruction: English.

Aberystwyth University (AU) is a well-known state university in South Wales (Great Britain), operating since 1872. The main reasons for pride are a unique research experience, the quality of teaching and the level of student satisfaction (one of the highest in the country). It was Aberystwyth University that was named “The Best University in the Country in the Quality of Education and Student Life”: here the opinion of students is taken into account not least and everything possible is done for their implementation and a sense of harmony, calmness, happiness.

In 1872, Aberystwyth University became the first university of Wales and had two campuses. Until now, he holds the title of one of the most picturesque campuses in the world due to the proximity of the Cumbria Mountains and the Irish mora, is considered one of the safest in the kingdom.

The university employs about 710 teachers, most of whom are foreign specialists. In general, the university has a positive attitude towards exchange programs (for both students and employees), 15% of the permanent composition of students are young people from abroad.

Aberstweet University is divided into several faculties:

  • Biological sciences
  • Art (including applied) and art history
  • European languages
  • Computer Science and IT Sector
  • English
  • Wales (Cymraeg)
  • Management and business
  • Tourism management
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • History + History of Wales
  • international politics
  • Law and jurisprudence
  • Geography and Earth Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences and Physics
  • Business
  • Sport and physical development.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Aberystwyth University (AU)

Program name


The bachelor's specialties already demonstrate a strong research base of the university, especially in the field of film and television production, international relations, Celtic languages and literature of Wales, theatrical art.

Available training programs:

  • Economy
  • Geography
  • Engineering
  • Story
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities, social sciences
  • Forestry and agriculture
  • Law
  • Politics and Political Science
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Sociology
  • Pedagogy
  • Finance and accounting
  • Computer Science and UT
  • Ecology and natural resources
  • English language and literature
  • Business
  • Physics
  • Technical science
  • Art and design
  • Astronomy
  • Biology, biomedicine
  • Information Technology
  • Dramatic and theatrical art.

Master's (including the degree of MSc in General Management, International Business Management, e-Business Management, Accounting and Finance and International Finance)

Available master's specialties:

  • Right
  • Mathematics
  • Business
  • Pedagogy
  • Management
  • Physics
  • Art and design
  • Law
  • Story
  • Ecology and natural resources
  • English language and literature
  • Astronomy
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Natural Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Politics and Political Science
  • Computer Science and IT
  • Geography
  • TV and cinematography.
from 14 500 £ / year


Along with the “classic” MBA, the university also offers Ph.D. courses. and MPhil. Teachers at the MBA level regularly participate in consulting, research activities, and the courses themselves received official AMBA accreditation.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students are offered several accommodation options:

  • Residence (on campus and in the city)
  • Rental housing (rooms, apartments, apartments, townhouses).

Prices for residences are approximately 150 £ / week (sometimes meals and utilities are included in the bill): the cost depends on amenities, location, services offered.

Freshmen are provided with a place in the residence (as well as foreign students), with only 3% being multi-seat rooms. Meals are possible both according to the general plan, and in a self-service format.

Events Aberystwyth University (AU)

The campus of the university is quite remote from major cities, because the territory has everything you need for training, leisure, sports and creativity, including during the holidays and holidays.

Many opportunities are organized for student athletes, including thanks to the city partners Athletics Union and Sports Center:

  • Rugby
  • Rock climbing
  • Windsurfing
  • Water polo
  • Swimming
  • Athletics and running
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Basketball.

The student council and student guild are involved in the cultural life of students. A large number of extracurricular activities, elective classes are organized:

  • Theater performances
  • Concerts: music (individual performance or playing in a group), symphony / brass / chamber orchestra, choir)
  • Religious communities
  • A newspaper and a magazine are produced by students, a student radio station is operating
  • Charity community and other interest clubs
  • Trips to Snowdonia National Park.

Special support is given to foreign students: a special Help Center works for them - you can take a preparatory course, a language program, take the IELTS exam (there is accreditation of the British Council).


  • High rankings, national and international: Guardian University Guide, The Complete University Guide, The Times Good University Guide, Times Higher Education, QS World University Rankings by Subject, The Daily Mail's Complete University Guide (one of the 5% of the best universities in the world)
  • Leading positions in certain areas: for example, “International Relations and Politics” are considered one of the best in the country, overtaking Oxford University. It is worth noting the areas of "Geography", "Political Science", "Finance", "Criminology", "Cosmonautics and Robotics", "Agriculture and Forestry", "English Language and Literature". Every year, a group of the strongest students of the International Politics and Relations Department (starting with sophomore students) go on an internship to the Wales Parliament and Assemblies.
  • Accredited by Privy Council
  • Member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Universities UK, University Alliance
  • Student satisfaction rate - over 90% (according to The National Student Survey)
  • The quality of teaching is considered the 4th in the country after Oxford, Cambridge and the University of St. Andrews

Famous alumni: actor and writer Mel Jones, Tom Singh (creator of New Look), President of Sierra Leone Ahmad Kabbah. Prince of Wales Charles himself studied Welsh here!

Equipment Aberystwyth University (AU)

Aberystwyth University is located at the foot of the Cumbria Mountains on the coast of the Irish Sea: this is one of the most beautiful, picturesque, exciting places in the UK. Aberstwyth is the main seaside resort and administrative center of West Wales with excellent transport access to other parts of Britain (roads and railways).

In total, the university includes 3 campuses (an interesting mix of Victorian style with the style of the 60s) not far from each other:

  • Penglais (including School of Management and Business)
  • Llanbadarn campus
  • Old College on the waterfront (where there are 2 faculties and administration).

University equipment is not inferior to other top and famous universities in the UK:

  • A huge library (there are 5 in total, belong to the same structure, equipped with office equipment)
  • Arts Center
  • Sports centers, indoor and outdoor training grounds, swimming pools (a total of more than 50 acres of territory)
  • Bars and cafes
  • Own travel agency
  • Entertainment Center
  • Shops: grocery, stationery, bookstores and others
  • Insurance Office
  • Computer classes PJM and Rosser Lounges (available around the clock)
  • Modern research, technical laboratories
  • Work area for workshops
  • Lecture halls, classrooms
  • Student Support Services
  • Arts Center
  • Concert hall
  • Own cinema and theater, 5 theater studios
  • Art gallery
  • Laundry
  • Postal office
  • Language labs
  • Media Center
  • Medical Center
  • Foreign Student Support Center: preparatory pre-university courses are held here, you can take the IELTS exam (there is accreditation of the British Council, included in EnglishUK and the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP))
  • Postal office
  • Bank office
  • Employment bureau: here you can search for temporary vacancies, for example, for the summer (tourist season).

Students actively use urban resources for their research and scientific work:

  • National Library of Wales
  • Institute of Grassland and Environmetal Research
  • Center for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies
  • British geological survey
  • Royal Commission for Ancient Monuments (Wales)
  • Science park.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The school year is traditionally divided into trimesters.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For applicants for undergraduate studies:

  • Certificate of complete secondary education, diploma IB / A-level / Foundation / International Foundation Year at the University Language and Learning Center (the higher the average score and overall grades, the better)
  • IELTS from 6.5 (specific requirements vary by program) / TOEFL 580
  • For applicants to medical / biomedical specialties: passing the BMAT or UKCAT test
  • For applicants for a design / architecture / visual arts program: creative portfolio.

For applicants to the magistracy:

  • Bachelor's degree with a high average mark (or Pre-Masters diploma)
  • IELTS from 6.5 / TOEFL 580-610
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume + motivation letter
  • Perhaps: work experience, passing the GMAT test
  • For applicants for a design / architecture / visual arts program: creative portfolio.

Applications are submitted through the UCAS (undergraduate) and UCAS Postgraduate (graduate) systems.

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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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