Engaging the World
Since the 1870s Aberystwyth University has welcomed international students. Today we welcome students from 110 countries. Our student community is cosmopolitan, with active participation from people of many different cultures and backgrounds. Diversity promotes an excellent learning and social experience, preparing our students for a future world of work that is truly global. Our staff and students travel the world to work with colleagues on a host of disciplines to tackle and solve real world problems. Staff actively undertake research on each of the world’s continents. This provides a strong world-wide perspective into Aberystwyth’s teaching and a valuable additional dimension to your course.
Inspirational Teaching and Learning
The Times Higher Education’s Student Experience Survey consistently ranks Aberystwyth University in the top ten in the UK for the quality of teaching and learning. We have recently invested over £8m in teaching and learning facilities and infrastructure and support systems to ensure the highest quality. Our staff are enthusiasts who will inspire and instruct you so that you achieve your full potential. Many of our staff, especially in business and in law, are industry practitioners so that the latest practical developments will also be explained to you.
A First Class Student Experience
Aberystwyth has developed an enviable reputation for our exceptional student experience, which is highly ranked across an array of independent surveys. Our students benefit from opportunities for learning and personal development outside the lecture theatre and seminar room as well as within them. We will help you identify and nurture your skills, valuing your individuality and enabling you to realise your potential. In short, as well as the academic, the Aberystwyth experience is intended to open minds, to be transforming and to make our graduates attractive to future employers. This experience gives a lifetime’s benefit. Our students become a community of alumni in whom we take immense pride and who work collaboratively with us, and with current students, further enriching the university experience.
Research That Makes a Difference
Aberystwyth has a long and distinguished record of undertaking cutting-edge research of international significance in a broad range of disciplines. Our researchers are making breakthroughs in the manufacture of new materials, the fight against famine, climate change, loss of biodiversity and disease. Researchers across the humanities and social sciences are contributing to debates on global issues that affect us all, such as security, communications and identity. We advise a wide range of business, commercial and legal companies, governmental and non-governmental agencies. This expertise from the world of work adds a valuable practical dimension to our teaching of subjects such as business, computing, law and finance.