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Aberystwyth UniversityCeredigion, Aberystwyth View All Courses
Address and LocationThe main Aberystwyth University campus sits high on Penglais Hill, with spectacular views over Aberystwyth and Cardigan Bay. In addition to being home for thousands of students, Aberystwyth is also where visitors will find the National Library of Wales.
Background and HistoryUniversity College Wales first opened its doors in 1872. Some years later the college became a founding member of the University of Wales. In the 1960s the college relocated to the current Penglais campus. Since then the institution has continued to expand, in part thanks to financial assistance from the Welsh Government.
Location and AccessibilityBy rail: Despite being tucked away in West Wales, Aberystwyth has good train links with the Midlands. Students travelling from the South of England or Scotland should be prepared for a long trip back and forth though.
By road: Aberystwyth is easy to reach using the A44 or A487.
Accessibility: The university has made a commitment to offering outstanding services for students with mobility issues. Special arrangements can be made for note-taking and exams, and library staff are happy to help with the use of specialist computing software.
What's on Offer
BA, BSc, Foundation Degree, MScEcon, FdSc, MA, MPhil, PhD, MPhys, MBA, Law
Entry RequirementsThe university sets reasonable attainment targets, most courses require 180 to 340 UCAS points for entry.
University AccommodationFirst-year students have the option of catered en suite accommodation or basic self-catered residences, set across 10 sites in and around Aberystwyth.
The student housing office provides a list of approved landlords, making finding second and third-year accommodation considerably easier.
Courses and Fees
Academic Strengths and ResearchUniversity courses in accounting, biology, business, computer science, literature, environmental science, geography and history are of high quality. In the past, the university's research in geography, information studies, art, history and mathematics has been found 'world leading' and 'internationally excellent'.
Tuition FeesCurrently all undergraduate courses cost £9,000 per academic year. Fees for international and postgraduate courses vary.
Financial Support: Students who perform well in exams before enrolment may be eligible for an academic scholarship. Residential and sports bursaries are also available.