Founded in 1872, Aberystwyth was the first University institution to be established in Wales. Today, it has over 9,000 registered students, including a large international community of students from over 100 countries.
  • #303 Ranking
  • 114 Masters
  • 12245 Students


Aberystwyth University has a proud history dating back to 1872 when it was established by the people of Wales as the first Welsh University. Since its early days the University has developed areas of great strength. We have exceptional commitment and results in both research and teaching and a firm friendship with the town and local community, on which we will build for the future. Those strengths, of course, come directly from the involvement and efforts of a whole range of exceptional people; with outstanding contributions from academic and professional support staff and students, working together to provide an excellent student experience and a fantastic place to work/study.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (21)
Social Sciences (21)
Business & Management (19)
Computer Science & IT (19)
Law (14)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (12)
Arts, Design & Architecture (11)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (9)
Agriculture & Forestry (7)
Applied Sciences & Professions (5)
Engineering & Technology (4)
Education & Training (3)
Journalism & Media (3)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Aberystwyth University!

Student Life

If youre looking for a fulfilling student life then youll want to consider Aberystwyth University. Why? We wouldnt have been voted the Best University in the Country for Student Experience and Satisfaction if we didnt work hard to ensure youll be able to live your student life to the full.

We take your happiness and interests seriously to ensure that you find the perfect balance at university: a world class education and a superb student life.

This Student Life section highlights the options you will have available to you when you choose Aberystwyth University. Spend some time looking through each one and see just how fulfilling your time here will be:me here will be:

  • Social Life
  • Sporting Life
  • Academic Life
  • Life Support

The Global Study Awards

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Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom