Aberystwyth University

Postgraduate Study

  • Postgraduate students at Aberystwyth University benefit from a designated Graduate School and exclusive postgraduate accommodation.
  • We have a diverse and international student population and there is much opportunity for multi-disciplinary research and learning through the diverse programmes on offer. 
  • We are home to more than 9,000 students, including over 800 international students from more than 90 nations.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

The 1,335 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 59%
  • Part Time 41%

Domicile

  • UK 76%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 16%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Mass communications & documentation 9 304 313
Education 3 184 187
Business & administrative studies 16 118 134
Social studies 52 69 121
Biological sciences 84 23 107
Creative arts & design 42 62 104
Law 17 70 87
Physical sciences 33 43 76
Languages 37 24 61
Historical & philosophical studies 9 42 51
Agriculture & related subjects 2 49 51
Computer science 25 11 36
Mathematical sciences 7 1 8
Engineering & technology 0 1 1

Subject Areas

  • Fine Art; Art History; Celtic Studies; Drama; Education; English Literature; Creative Writing; European Languages (French, German & Spanish); Film & Television Studies; History; Welsh; Welsh History; Theatre & Performance Studies; Agriculture; Biological Sciences; Computer Science; Environmental Science; Earth Sciences; Geography; Applied Mathematics; Pure Mathematics; Physics (inc. solar and planetary physics); Materials Science; Sport & Exercise Science; Software Engineering; Robotics; Psychology; International Politics; Information Studies; Archive & Records Management; Law; Criminology; Management & Business; Economics; Finance & Accounting; Marketing.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £5,700
Mixed £6,100
Laboratory £6,850
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Facilities and Support for Postgraduate Students

  • Aberystwyth Masters Scholarships worth up to £1,000 off tuition fees for UK/EU students (who hold a minimum 2i Honours) on full-time Masters courses.
  • International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarships worth up to £2,500 off tuition fees for non-EU students (who hold a minimum 2i Honours) on full-time Masters courses.
  • AberDoc Scholarships are open to prospective PhD students of all nationalities. Awards cover UK/EU tuition fees, a living allowance and a travel/conference fund. These are awarded annually on a competitive basis.