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Aberystwyth is a research-led university, offering a diverse range of master's and PhD programmes. Academic staff are research-active and work on the cutting-edge of their respective disciplines: from the outset they have students' future aspirations in mind. The university is in a stunning location, in a safe, friendly and lively town.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

1,151 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 55%
  • Part Time 45%

Domicile

  • UK 80%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 15%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Librarianship & Information Management 5 265 265
Biological Sciences 100 35 135
Education 5 110 115
Business & Management Studies 20 60 80
Politics 25 50 75
Agriculture & Forestry 5 70 70
Geography & Environmental Science 10 55 65
Law 20 40 60
Other 20 30 50
History 15 35 50
Art & Design 5 35 40
Creative Writing 15 20 30
Computer Science 15 10 25
Physics & Astronomy 15 5 15
English 5 10 10
Mathematics 5 5 10
Accounting & Finance 5 10 10
Psychology 10 0 10
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 10 0 10
Sports Science 5 0 5
Celtic Studies 5 0 5
Communication & Media Studies 0 5 5
Economics 5 0 5
History of Art, Architecture & Design 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 6,280
Mixed -
Laboratory 7,160
Clinical -
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • A range of scholarships, loans and research grants are available. Please refer to the university website for details, including a funding and scholarship calculator.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Aberystwyth guarantees all first-year postgraduates university accommodation, providing their application is submitted by the published date and that an offer of accommodation is responded to by the stated deadline.