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Address and location

aberystwyth university campusThe main university campus is set high on the Penglais Hill, from where there are spectacular views of Aberystwyth and Cardigan Bay. Apart from being the home of thousands of students this is also the location of the National Library of Wales, recently proclaimed as the finest facility of its kind.

Aberystwyth University
Old College
King Street
SY23 2AX
T: +44 (0) 1970 622270


Background and history

The University College Wales first opened its doors in 1872. Some years later the college became a founder member of the University of Wales. One of the significant moments in Aberystwyth's history came during the 1960s, with the relocation to the Penglais campus. Since then the institution has continued to expand, in some part thanks to financial assistance from the Welsh Assembly Government.

Location and accessibility

By rail: Although Aberystwyth is tucked away in Eastern Wales, it does have good train links with the areas as far away as the Midlands. Students travelling from south England or Scotland should prepare for a very long trip.

By road: The Welsh road network is surprisingly good and it shouldn't take too long to reach Aberystwyth once you're on the A44 or A487. Aberystwyth university has made a commitment to offering outstanding services to students with mobility issues. Special arrangements can be made regarding note taking and exam scheduling, if so required. The friendly library staff are very happy to help with the use of specialist computing software and learning material access.

What’s on offer

BA, BSc, Foundation Degree, MscEcon, FdSc, MA, MPhil, PhD, Mphys, MBA, Law

Entry requirements

The university has set very reasonable minimum attainment levels for the majority of its courses. Most courses demand 180 to 340 UCAS points.


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